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Blue Aviary
Blue Aviary

Blue Aviary



380 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: February 2023

ISBN 9781952782879

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Feb 2023)
BQB Publishing

Price: $18.95


Richard Quinn welcomes his readers with a warm portrait of southwest New York State's majestic landscape, which is home to Ben Bowden, his wife Angela, and their two children. The Bowden family is likable, imperfect, and relatable. Their story is a personal and poignant tale told through the eyes and narrative of young daughter Sydney whose storytelling allows readers confidante-level access to seemingly ordinary lives nestled deep within the woodlands of the Catskill Mountains watershed.

When a single mother and her troubled son move in and upend their quiet community, the Bowden clan's outwardly idyllic existence slowly finds itself facing hurdles. Surfacing family dysfunction, mental instability, bullying, harassment, sexual assault, and a traumatic death all threaten the preservation of life and family security as they know it. Their efforts to regain a sense of normalcy sheds light on both their resourcefulness and limited life experience in this coming of age tour de force.


On The Seedling Papers: "You won't want to put it down! The Seedling Papers is a provocative work of historical fiction that brilliantly interweaves the multiple story lines of its main characters. Author Richard Quinn has readers wondering, could this have happened? When you least expect it, he leaves you wanting more. It is a must read for those enthralled by the creativity of science, the challenge of innovation, and the warmth of inter-generational relationships that give us all hope." —Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, Dean of Students, University of St. Joseph

Author Biography

If not for his ten brothers and sisters, Richard Quinn might have been an only child. He grew up near Lake Superior in Michigan's north. He joined the Navy during Vietnam, then attended Michigan State University with hopes of being a doctor. Instead, he became a carpenter. He's been told it was a decision that spared lives.

For many years Quinn worked as a journalist, chasing hard news in a sleepy Connecticut town, and scratching out satirical columns designed to lighten the hearts of local citizenry—an enjoyable pursuit that won notice from The New England Press Association.