Sadness Is a White Bird

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD35612
Released: Feb 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684410521
Narrator/s: Neil Shah
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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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, which his grandfather-a Salonican Jew whose community was wiped out by the Nazis-helped establish. 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. With his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage and loyal to your people, while also feeling love for those outside of your own tribal family. And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever.

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Narrator(s): Neil Shah
Product Number Z100107882
Released: Feb 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684410538
Product Number EB00711277
Released: Feb 13, 2018
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501176289

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