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Twenty-six years after World War III, Madeline, who lost her sight in a fire as an infant, lives a healthy life in a small Utopian community built as an anti-thesis to what initially caused the war, the history of which has been romanticized to keep the knowledge of sin, corruption and vice from the consciousness of its kin. When Grayland, a stranger from the outside world ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published February 14th 2013 by Divine Trinity Films (first published December 20th 2012)
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Jennifer R.
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
An emotional reading experience.

(some spoilers - nothing major)

Year of the Songbird was suggested to me, and after reading the blurb, I thought that book was something I usually would be interested in reading. Unfortunately, my initial reaction after reading the first chapter was to give up. The language used is very advanced, and this might scare off some readers before they even get into the gut of the story. It is worth struggling through those first few chapters. Lucky the story moves forwa
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Suzanne
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
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I received this book, with thanks, through Goodreads First Reads.

Bear with this book. It has a slow start and never really picks up pace but there is a nice story embedded in it, and it's worth the read.

Year of the Songbird has remnants of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'. Not in terms of character, but in terms of the layout of the world in this post-apocolytic America, the pace of the story, and the times of hunger. Both books involve a world covered in ash after a nuclear attack, although the re
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