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Some families are like a car wreck: two die, one is paralyzed, another walks away.
Twenty years ago Jay Aubuchon had a front-row seat to her mother's drug addiction and disappearance. As the rest of her family slowly fractured, Jay dropped out of high school and moved from Missouri to Arizona to become a Hotshot and connect with her mother's Apache heritage.
Now a crippling injury sends Jay back home to become a caregiver to her autistic nephew Brandon, and in the ashes and embers of her family, she finds a company of survivors and the surprising grace of recovery.
"Cemetery Bird is an engrossing journey of the spirit; of bravery, hurt, and healing; of turning to isolation and returning to family and forgiveness." --Janine Latus, author of If I Am Missing or Dead: a Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
"This quirky and mesmerizing story gets hold of you and you can't put it down. Two thumbs up." --Lori L. Lake, author of Snow Moon Rising
"With language like poetry, Bridget Bufford insinuates us into the life of the narrator Jenn/Jay, seducing us with compact chapters alternating between present and past, a family story of acceptance and forgiveness unfolding from Missouri to Arizona and back again." --Jane Ellen Ibur, poet
"Bridget Bufford gives readers a realistic glimpse into the life of family members of people with autism and acquired brain injury. This book was a reminder of how life-altering relationships can come in all shapes and sizes." --Erin Graff, assistant director of Independence NW, Portland, OR
"Bridget Bufford creates characters that take up habitation in a reader's mind and live there always." --Pat Schneider, founder of Amherst Writers & Artists
click here to read an article about Cemetery Bird in Vox Magazine.
Click here to listen to an interview with Bridget Bufford on the KBIA website.
Click here to read a review of Cemetery Bird at Baxter Clare's Blog.
Click here to read an interview with Bridget Bufford at Q. Kelly's Author Website.
Click here to read a review of Cemetery Bird at the Missouri River Regional Library's Book Challenge Team Blog.
Click here to read the prologue of Cemetery Bird.