The Yellow Bird Sings
As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róża and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses thr ...more
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As a Polish woman, I'm always subconsciously on the lookout for books with Polish characters/history/culture; therefore, getting an ARC of this book was a pleasant surprise. I knew it was about WWII, but I didn't know just how heavily Polish traditions/names/etc played in this. So, I was pleasantly surprised.
Now, this isn't a kind story. It's about war, so that's to be expected. However, the bond represented between the mother and daughter is lovely. I myself ...more
Emotional, heartbreaking and hopeful, The Yellow Bird Sings touches the music of your soul. It is 1941 Poland; Roza and Shira, mother and daughter are Jews, hidden in a barn by farmers. Henryk, the husband, ensures their safety while violating Roza in the night, and his wife Krystyna, provides extra food for Shira; she believes ...more
Poland, 1941. Roza and her five year old daughter Shira hide in a neighbor’s barn. Shira, a musical prodigy, is told to keep quiet, but struggles with it as any child would. Her mother invents elaborate stories to keep Shira engaged with her mind and not words. One of those stories is an imaginary bird who sing ...more
Author: Jennifer Rosner
Publisher: Flatiron Books/Macmillan
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Review Date: November 2, 2019
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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“In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.
As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their ...more
I can't imagine not getting to be the way God intended you to be.
This new to me author has done a super job with the plot, characters and supporting characters. I am a little emotional over this book. I could feel their fear and anxious moments coming out at me and I wanted to pray for them. In fact I did. Ever done that even though they are fictional characters?
Sometimes I even found mys ...more
I can’t recommend this exquisite book highly enough.
Thank you to #NetGalley and the publishers for the ...more
In war torn Poland, Roza struggles to keep her daughter Shira safe. They rely on the kindness of strangers, but at what personal cost?
I do not wish to give away any of the plot so I won’t go into detail. But this book grabbed my heartstrings and pulled hard. As a passionate musician myself, I loved the descriptive passages and I cried real tears at the finish.
Read this book. You won’t regret it!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for m ...more
Thank you to Netgalley, the publishers and the author for the ARC.