From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither the messenger bird Cher Ami nor Charles Whittlesey can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two unforgettable figures, using both their voices to tell a story described by Booklist as "imaginative and audacious…. A celebration of animal intelligence."
"If you haven't yet discovered the offbeat genius of Kathleen Rooney, start here with a novel both heartbreaking and sharply funny." —Rebecca Makkai