*CANCELLED* JENNIFER ROSNER In Conversation with MEG WAITE CLAYTON at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Jennifer Rosner author photo and The Yellow Birds Sing cover image

This event has been cancelled with hopes to rechedule at a TBD date. Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.*

Memoirist Jennifer Rosner shares her stunning debut novel, The Yellow Birds Sing. Jennifer will be in conversation with Meg Waite Clayton, author of the critically-acclaimed novel The Last Train to London.

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 town, Róza 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 through her and the farmyard outside beckons. To soothe her daughter and pass the time, Róza tells her a story about a girl in an enchanted garden:

The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom.

In this make-believe world, Róza can shield Shira from the horrors that surround them. But the day comes when their haven is no longer safe, and Róza must make an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart.

Inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during World War II, Jennifer Rosner's debut is a breathtaking novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter. Beautiful and riveting, The Yellow Bird Sings is a testament to the triumph of hope--a whispered story, a bird's song--in even the darkest of times.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
The Yellow Bird Sings: A Novel By Jennifer Rosner Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781250179760
Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

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The Last Train to London: A Novel By Meg Waite Clayton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062946935
Published: Harper - September 10th, 2019