Mink River by Brian DoyleRead about another book on the list.
There are magical men and magical crows in the fictional town of Neawanaka, Oregon. Still, Neawanaka's nonmagical women more than hold their own. Doyle's 2011 novel is a new and really exciting discovery for me. I'm still under its spell and hope to remain there.
The Page 69 Test: Mink River.
Also see: Karen Joy Fowler's top ten books about intelligent animals.