Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing (December 11, 2018)
The curious flight patterns of crows lead a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance.
Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she’s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows.
As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data behind crow behavior, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. And the wrong decision could equal disaster squared . . .
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Praise for CROW FLIGHT
"You'll adore Gin, who's determined to apply her brilliant computer skills to the mysteries of love... and in doing so, finds herself caught up in high-stakes intrigue. We cheer her on as she learns to trust her gut and heart along with her tech-savvy mind. CROW FLIGHT is a soaring debut from an author to watch." ―Laura Resau, author of RED GLASS
"A timely, fun story that flies across the pages and into your heart. A romantic tale with intriguing content, Cunningham delivers a compelling read about the predictability of life and love. ―Donna Cooner, author of SKINNY and SCREENSHOT
"Crow Flight is a delicious novel. Gin has decided what her life should look like - and it involves logic, equations, computer models, coding, ambition, and over-achieving. An unexpected twist forces her to reconsider, and rather suddenly she finds herself in new territory - a path that calls forth the heart, the willingness to adventure, and most importantly, an effort at finding and honoring the immaterial truth. When an English teacher asks her to consider Victor Hugo's contention that 'One must have bread, but before bread, one must have the ideal,' she boldly launches forth into a world of discovery, romance, and danger. This book, like Gin's adventure, is a beauty." ―Laura Pritchett, winner of the PEN USA Award in Fiction
GUEST POST: TENS LIST
Ten Things I found out while researching
1. Crows are very, very smart.
2. Crows bring trinkets (keys, coins, shiny things) to people they like.
3. Crows have funerals.
4. When the Lincoln Memorial was built, some people thought it was “too fancy” for a humble man like Abraham Lincoln.
5. When you ride a standup paddleboard, you should keep your knees slightly bent and core tight.
6. Those flocks of birds that fly in crazy patterns are formed when each individual bird follows three rules: go in the general direction of your neighbors, stay close to your neighbors, and keep a little distance from your neighbors.
7. Crows love eating shelled peanuts, mincemeat, and greasy scraps.
8. Crows can recognize human faces.
9. One type of crow can make a hook out of twigs to pull bugs from logs. It may not seem like a big deal – until you learn that the only other animal to make a hook is us humans.
10. Crows care for each other well, even taking care of family members that are injured and sick. Whenever I look at these birds now, I can’t help but think of love.
Photo Credit: Kel Elwood Photography
Susan Cunningham lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys science nearly as much as writing: she’s traveled to the bottom of the ocean via submarine to observe life at hydrothermal vents, camped out on an island of birds to study tern behavior, and now spends time in an office analyzing data on wool apparel. She blogs about writing and science at susancunninghambooks.com.
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