April Book of the Month 2020

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

  • 23.03.20
  • Rebecca McDonnell
April Book of the Month 2020

This April, our Book of the Month choice is a novel both incredibly moving and powerfully gripping. The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner was written to break your heart and remind you of the humanity both lost and found during the world’s darkest hours.

The story tells of the bond between a mother and her daughter. It is 1941 in Poland, Róza and Shira, her five-year-old daughter, are hiding in a farmer’s barn and forbidden from making any sound. Shira’s imaginary yellow bird from her mother’s stories is the only one who can sing the songs that the young musical prodigy, Shira, composes in her head day and night.

Róza confronts unspeakable horrors in her attempt to shield Shira from the reality of their situation but as things grows increasingly unsettled Róza faces an impossible choice – does she keep her precious child close by her side, or let her go…

There are few books that can bring me to tears, the first was The Book Thief by Markus Zusack, the second was this stunning debut by Jennifer Rosner. And I am so pleased that we can offer this as April’s Book of the Month choice. We will have a stunning exclusive edition; a hardback first edition first printing, both signed and numbered by the author with yellow sprayed edges which will only be available at Goldsboro.

Our choices for the Book of the Month Club are chosen because we truly believe these books have the possibility of becoming a collectible and they are incredibly enjoyable to read. We try to choose books from every genre, and they are chosen to evoke great waves of emotions, whether that be joy, sadness, fear or laughter, our choices cater for all and are a great way of expanding your reading pool.

This is not something that I would normally read, but I am so glad that I did. This story moved me to my core and has expanded my own reading interests further than they were before.

Trust me.