Marian Van Eyk McCain's "The Bird Menders" is a book I could not put down once I began reading it. Some would say this is "a woman's book", but I don't agree. It's a story about women and the challenges life brings, about love, loss, sexual abuse and, ultimately, healing. In short, it's a book for everyone. it's also a book that I would recommend to women (and men) who have been (or are being) sexually abused. This is definitely a book that I will read again.