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The Resource Sadness Is a White Bird

Sadness Is a White Bird

Label
Sadness Is a White Bird
Title
Sadness Is a White Bird
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Moriel Rothman-Zecher
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Language
eng
Summary
**A 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist** **A 2018 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Debut Fiction** In this "nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written" (Michael Chabon) debut novel, a young man prepares to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country.The story begins in an Israeli military jail, where—four days after his nineteenth birthday—Jonathan stares up at the fluorescent lights of his cell and recalls the series of events that led him there. Two years earlier: Moving back to Israel after several years in Pennsylvania, Jonathan is ready to fight to preserve and defend the Jewish state. But he is also conflicted about the possibility of having to monitor the occupied Palestinian territories, a concern that grows deeper and more urgent when he meets Nimreen and Laith—the twin daughter and son of his mother's friend. From that morning on, the three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses toward new discoveries, laughing uncontrollably. They share joints on the beach, trading snippets of poems, intimate secrets, family histories, resentments, and dreams. But with his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage, while also feeling love for those outside of your own family. And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever. "Unflinching in its honesty, unyielding in its moral complexity" (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author), Sadness Is a White Bird explores one man's attempts to find a place for himself, discovering in the process a beautiful, against-the-odds love that flickers like a candle in the darkness of a never-ending conflict
Summary
A young Israeli reflects on the circumstances and choices that led to his imprisonment, a downward spiral involving his friendship with two Palestinian twins, his deeply ingrained loyalties to his family and his service in the Israeli army
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Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
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Rothman-Zecher, Moriel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Sadness Is a White Bird
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781501176289
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optical disk
Label
Sadness Is a White Bird
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5f8cd742-56ad-4a58-9cd7-b05c35dd9be5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501176289
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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