The Yellow Bird Sings

Jennifer Rosner

18 March 2021
304 pages


'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 broken
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 forget
The Yellow Bird Sings is at the top of my reading list