As my regular readers know, I recently bemoaned the absense of The Bird's Nest from the Library of America edition of Shirley Jackson's work. Then, what should show up on the hedge in front of Lamont but an actual bird's nest!
Perhaps, as Steve suggested, a tree-pruner found the nest and placed it there.....or, could it be a sign from the ghost of Shirley Jackson signaling her agreement with me?
UPDATE: The LOA is planning another volume that will include The Bird's Nest. So I guess I will have to retract my haunting-curse on J.C. Oates.