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In Person Author Event with Lynne Kelly

April 8 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Come and join Writer’s Block Bookstore at Mead Botanical Garden as we host Lynne Kelly for an event celebrating the launch of her new book, The Secret Language of Birds. General Admission is free, however, registration is recommended. Guests who pre-order the book with a ticket will receive the book at 15% off!

While Lynne’s events are free to attend and open to all, a purchase of The Secret Language of Birds from Writer’s Block Bookstore is required to enter the signing line.


Nina is used to feeling like the odd one out, both at school and in her large family. But while trying to fit in at summer camp, she discovers something even more peculiar: two majestic birds have built a nest in the marsh behind an abandoned infirmary. They appear to be whooping cranes, but that’s impossible—Nina is an amateur bird-watcher, and all her resources tell her that those rare birds haven’t nested in Texas for over a hundred years.

When Nina reports the sighting to wildlife officials, more questions arise. Experts track all the endangered birds, but they can’t identify the female bird that Nina found. Who is she, and where did she come from?

With the help of some fellow campers, Nina sets out to discover who the mystery bird really is. As she gets closer to the truth, will she find a flock of her own?


Lynne Kelly is the award-winning author of Song for Whale which won the 2020 Schneider Family Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by New York Public Library. She lives near Houston, Texas with her dogs, Abigail and Eloise.


“From the lively characters to the secret at the heart of the plot, this book takes readers on an unusual and rewarding adventure.” —Booklist