The Absence of Sparrows (Hardcover)
About the Author
Kurt Kirchmeier is a Saskatchewan-based writer who has always been drawn to books with heart and a strong sense of mystery and wonder. He has a soft spot for speculative fiction and coming-of-age stories. When he isn't reading or writing, he enjoys spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. He's an avid photographer, and has a particular fondness for birds.
* "A powerful piece of storytelling... Will resonate with anyone who understands that heroism is not a matter of saving the world but of maintaining yourself, and acting to protect those in your community -- despite the forces arrayed against you."
—Quill and Quire, starred review
mystery of the 'glass plague,' the constant threats to Ben and his
family, and the fast-moving plot make the book hard to put down.... Sure to be popular with readers seeking a truly scary story."
"Will stick with the reader long after they are finished."
—School Library Connection
"Gripping and affecting."
"Creepy and engaging."
"Narrator Will Collyer brings realistic emotion to this creepy audiobook about a terrifying plague."—AudioFile
"A fresh spin on the post-apocalyptic genre.... A thought-provoking read."
—Canadian Children's Book News