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The Yellow Bird Sings

A Novel

by Jennifer Rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner X
The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner
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    Mar 2020, 304 pages
    Mar 2, 2021, 304 pages


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Maribeth R. (Indianapolis, IN)

Good Start; Disappointing Finish
This book was hard for me to assess. I began with positive feelings as the story of the mother and daughter unfolded. Their stay in the barn will vividly remain with me. However, the remainder of the book left me feeling disjointed and perplexed. Even though I continue to tell myself that this feeling actually shows that the writer has conveyed the plight of the mother and child and their difficult and disjointed story to me, it was not the type of book that kept me on edge to the end. The simplistic sentence structure left me wishing for more, and I felt total disappointment to have the story jump to its conclusion with so many missing parts. I will just say that this writer and I were not on the same track, and as much as I wanted to love the book, I couldn't get there.
Constance C. (Bristol, RI)

Very difficult book to read
This book is based on the plight of Jewish children hidden during World War 2 in Poland. A mother and daughter are hidden in a barn, the day comes when the mother must make the sacrifice of letting her go, because the child can be hidden in a convent. The book is about the triumph of hope during dark times. The daughter's music is her hope of finding mother. The book is beautifully written, but it is bleak to read. I really did not enjoy it because it is constant danger and pain. I can't recommend, one must decide for oneself.

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