THE BIRDMAN'S DAUGHTER
Leaving her husband and two sons in Colorado, Karen MacBride returns home to Texas to care for her father, who had a stroke. A remote man, he devoted his time and energy to bird-watching around the world. Karen hopes to finally connect emotionally with him. The Birdman's Daughter (3), by Cindi Myers, uses birds and symbolism to interesting effect. There's a lyrical quality to this novel, but the secondary characters follow predicable paths, and Karen is annoying because she is so ineffective, but the father is a memorable character.