Where the Forest Meets the Stars

About the Author: Glendy Vanderah

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  • Hardcover
  • 332 pages
  • Where the Forest Meets the Stars
  • Glendy Vanderah
  • 01 September 2019
  • 9781542040068

Where the Forest Meets the Stars An Charts, Wall Street Journal, And Washington Post Bestseller.In This Gorgeously Stunning Debut, A Mysterious Child Teaches Two Strangers How To Love And Trust Again.After The Loss Of Her Mother And Her Own Battle With Breast Cancer, Joanna Teale Returns To Her Graduate Research On Nesting Birds In Rural Illinois, Determined To Prove That Her Recent Hardships Have Not Broken Her She Throws Herself Into Her Work From Dusk To Dawn, Until Her Solitary Routine Is Disrupted By The Appearance Of A Mysterious Child Who Shows Up At Her Cabin Barefoot And Covered In Bruises.The Girl Calls Herself Ursa, And She Claims To Have Been Sent From The Stars To Witness Five Miracles With Concerns About The Child S Home Situation, Jo Reluctantly Agrees To Let Her Stay Just Until She Learns About Ursa S Past.Jo Enlists The Help Of Her Reclusive Neighbor, Gabriel Nash, To Solve The Mystery Of The Charming Child But The Time They Spend Together, The Questions They Have How Does A Young Girl Not Only Read But Understand Shakespeare Why Do Good Things Keep Happening In Her Presence And Why Aren T Jo And Gabe Checking The Missing Children S Website Any Though The Three Have Formed An Incredible Bond, They Know Difficult Choices Must Be Made As The Summer Nears An End And Ursa Gets Closer To Her Fifth Miracle, Her Dangerous Past Closes In When It Finally Catches Up To Them, All Of Their Painful Secrets Will Be Forced Into The Open, And Their Fates Will Be Left To The Stars.

10 thoughts on “Where the Forest Meets the Stars

  1. Larry H says:

    There are books you read that you enjoy, there are books that you love, and then there are the books you hold in your heart Having just finished Glendy Vanderah s stunningly beautiful debut novel, Where the Forest Meets the Stars , I know it will be one to cherish What a special book this was.Joanna Teale is an ornithologist who is recovering from a double blow her mother s death and her own battle with breast cancer Bearing physical and emotional scars, she returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in a rural Illinois town She interacts with very few people only the man from down the road who sells eggs, and those she encounters on her trips to the laundromat when the rain keeps her from her fieldwork.One night her solitude is broken by the appearance of a barefoot young girl dressed in dirty clothes, who has bruises on her body The girl claims to be an alien from the distant planet Hetrayeh, and she calls herself Ursa Major She says that she is on her own type of graduate study, and can return to home only after she witnesses five miracles It s up to her to determine what constitutes a miracle Jo is worried about what kind of a family situation Ursa has left, and even though she is concerned about her bruises, she knows the right thing is to return Ursa to wherever and whomever she escaped from But Ursa sticks to her story...

  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    There s a reason or two or three why Where the Forest Meets the Stars is an bestseller It s special So special, in fact, I m unlikely to forget this story or its characters Joanna has had her share of trauma and grief As a breast cancer survivor still grieving the loss of her mother, she goes back to graduate school to study birds this in and of itself was fascinating, and a fun tidbit the author had this same profession Joanna has become a workaholic living a solitary life consumed by her studies Until, one day, Ursa, shows up at Joanna s rental Ursa is a young girl, a bit quirky, who doesn t seem to have a home She tells Joanna she s been sent from the stars to witness five miracles Joanna is too practical to buy this story and insists that the girl go home Until the girl finally convinces here there is no home Joanna thinks eventually she ll find out so she can help Ursa Jo asks her neighbor, Gabriel, for help to find out who Ursa is, where she s from The they learn about Ursa, the confused they are The inconsistencies in her knowledge make no sense She s a child well versed in Shakespeare Among other conundrums The three become the best of friends as the summer is close to ending Ursa has found her fourth miracle, and the fifth could happen at any time There s a synergy building when all of their pasts are exposed What will the future be like for these three ...

  3. Mackey says:

    4.5 or maybe 10 stars, I don t know My mind is still blown Don t ask me about stars right now Oh wow I know I shouldn t begin a review with Oh Wow but I was so blown away with Where the Forest Meets the Stars that it has taken a few days to put words to my thoughts and you see how well that has gone, right Oh wow is what I have come up with so far Joanna Teale is an ornithologist is safely tucked away in a researcher s cabin on the marshes of southern Illinois where she is completing her graduate studies on nesting practices It is here that she is healing her body and soul after a battle with breast cancer Nearby is Gabe, the egg man, who lives on the farm up the road and is battling demons of his own Into their lives a young girl wanders She calls herself Ursa and claims to be an alien in search of five miracles It is obvious to Jo that the girl needs help on multiple levels, but the girl is brilliant and cagey and every time that Jo attempts to turn Ursa into the authorities she eludes them, leaving Jo to care for the girl until Jo can unravel Ursa s secrets and find out her past Surely she isn t really alien, is she As Jo and Gabe begin caring for Ursa, they find themselves enveloped in a healing process of their own But there are secrets yet to be uncovered that will have devastating effects on them all.Where the Fores...

  4. KAS says:

    Unique In So Many Ways As a self professed contemporary romance junkie, this read is outside my usual genre, which I have been finding myself and Captivating is definitely one adjective I would use, as well as unexpected and so very special.It was an out of this world experience to listen to this extraordinary story While there is a bit of romance involved...

  5. Holly B says:

    Gorgeous storytelling and strong, relatable characters made this a book to treasure You won t want to miss this one This gem has everything I love in a story I was hooked from the very beginning and my curiosity only grew stronger as the mystery of the little girl named Ursa wandered up to Jo s cabin.Ursa has a story to tell and what a story it is Where did she come from Where are her shoes Why is she insisting she was sent to witness five miracles The author weaves the plot in an all absorbing way that brings out the power of love, healing and true miracles I was so invested in the characters and their lives that I was holding my breath during some of the heart poundin...

  6. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    I think so far this is the best book I ve read on 2019 It s so emotional, heart warming, poignant, amazing story of three people who try to live with the hand life s dealt them Jo, in a remission from cancer, Gabe, fighting with his depression and a little girl Ursa who defines herself as an alien brings them ...

  7. Elyse Walters says:

    Its not a hype I could not pull away This book is soooooo easy to love There is storytellingand then there is FRESH ORIGINAL DELICIOUS MASTERFULLY ENCHANTING TOTALLYENDEARING storytellingThis is one of THOSE books you want to read Go in blind TRUST all the High Ratings Wonderful wonderful wonderful

  8. Berit☀️✨ says:

    A stunning story that will tug at your heartstrings,a tale bursting with love and sprinkled with magic I absolutely Loved every single word in this beautiful book A magical tale about a remarkable girl who brought hope to many BRAVO Glendy Vanderah This is an exceptional story that will stick with me for a long time The fact that this is a debut is as remarkable as Ursa Joanna is an ornithologist Who is spending the summer in rural Illinois, studying birds for her doctorate She is still grieving her mother s death and recuperating from her recent fight with breast cancer When Ursa shows up covered in bruises and claiming to be an alien from the planet Htrae Joanna doesn t know what to do Worried about the girl s safety she allows her to stay with her temporarily Joanna also meets Gabriel her reclusive neighbor, soon the two of them are working together to try to figure out what to do about Ursa Ursa is a special little girl and quickly worms her way into both Joanna and Gabe s hearts, and before they know it they are no longer looking for missing children reports Will the magic of Ursa heal Joanna and Gabe s hearts Ursa might have only been nine years old but she was one of the most extraordinary characters I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in a book Alien or human, from the stars or...

  9. Jennifer says:

    A girl lost from the stars A woman claiming herself after illness A man burdened by his mind and family Each one discovers life and love in spite of their individual trauma These three are as varied as the stars but their need to move forward with life connects them in memorable ways Set in a rural forest town filled with nature, mystery, tears, romance, and even a bit of suspense, Where the Forest Meets the Stars will capture you body and soul The writing is lovely and the story radiates starlight and miracles How long was I asleep About fifteen degrees of star movement This is Glendy Vanderah s debut novel and I found it to be such a nice surprise I absolutely loved it Seriously, check it out.My favorite quote As always, words fail when you most want to say the right thing People think they have to say something, and it never makes me feel better I know I ve decided language isn t as advanced as we think it is We re still apes trying to express our thoughts with ...

  10. Lola says:

    4.5 stars This is the second most unique story I have read this year, behind Daisy Jones The Six There are other books worth mentioning, but somehow very few stories manage to surprise you continuously and unfold so elegantly and meaningfully This book deserves to be studied by aspiring writers out there, that s how worthy of our attention it is I loved Ursa the moment she appeared in the story, which did not take long at all She and Jo s interactions are priceless Jo is a graduate student working on a project related to nature to obtain her Ph.D and Ursa is a young girl who claims to be an alien in search of five miracles Jo has no time to care for a child, but she also can t get rid of Ursa, despite her attempts Looks like they re stuck together For how long, no one knows I would have enjoyed this story even if it had been only about Jo and Ursa, but interestingly other characters are introduced and involved in this delicate situation Relationships are developed and secrets surface from unexpected places I first thought this would be a magical realism s...