The Yellow Bird Sings
- Author Jennifer Rosner
- Narrator Anna Koval, Jennifer Rosner
- Publisher Pan Macmillan
- Run Time 6 hours and 39 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Family life fiction, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Coming of age, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Politics, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Second World War fiction, The Holocaust.
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What to expect
‘Prepare to have your heart broken’ – Good Housekeeping
Woman & Home Book Club Pick
Poland, 1941. A mother. A child. An impossible choice.
After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, seek shelter in a local farmer’s barn. They spend their days and nights in silence to avoid being caught.
When their safe haven is shattered, Róza faces an impossible choice: whether to keep her daughter close by her side, or give her the chance to survive by letting her go.
A deeply moving novel about the unbreakable bond between parent and child, The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner powerfully portrays the triumph of humanity and hope in even the darkest circumstances.
‘If you only read one book this year, make it The Yellow Bird Sings’ – AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird
‘Room meets Schindler’s List . . . a beautifully written tale of mothers and daughters’ – Kate Quinn, author of The Huntress
Prepare to have your heart brokenGood Housekeeping
If you only read one book this year, make it The Yellow Bird Sings . . . Jennifer Rosner’s novel stands alongside The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as one of those profoundly special World War Two novels you know you will never forgetAJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird
The Yellow Bird Sings is at the top of my reading listElle
A captivating, quietly powerful telling of music, loss, longing and hopeLiving Magazines
Room meets Schindler’s List . . . a beautifully written tale of mothers and daughtersKate Quinn, author of The Huntress and The Alice Network
Told beneath an overarching sky of the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter, this is a story readers will continue to ponder long afterwardLisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours and Before and After
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