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Songbirds by Christy Lefteri


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Songbirds by Christy Lefteri
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Aug 03, 2021 | ISBN 9780593238042

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Praise for Songbirds

“I loved this tender, moving story . . . about the powerful chord that binds mothers to daughters, about those we fail to see and protect. The humanity in this book is compelling, tinged with sadness, delicately delivered with urgency. I finished this book and could not stop thinking about Nisha. It is stunning and beautiful. . . . A magnificent achievement.”—Abi Daré, author of The Girl with the Louding Voice

“Like the vulnerable songbirds trapped in mist nets, Christy Lefteri’s characters—women who leave foreign lands to work abroad and send money back home—broke my heart and kept me turning the pages of her gorgeous novel well into the night.”—Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

“A beautiful novel . . . Songbirds will break your heart and open your eyes.”—Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

“This thought-provoking novel of love, loss, and redemption is thoroughly sublime.”—Caroline Montague, author of An Italian Affair

“Lefteri is an astonishing weaver of stories that speak to the world with humor and compassion. She is imaginatively daring as she is socially responsible in a style that sustains a compelling narrative from start to end and that kept me on the edge.”—Daljit Nagra, author of British Museum

Praise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Winner of the Aspen Words Literary Prize
Runner-up in Fiction for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

“[Christy] Lefteri shows that in order to stretch compassion to millions of people, it helps to begin with one.”Time

“Great for book clubs . . . a powerful story about the refugee experience, hope, and love.”Real Simple

“In recounting the daily brutality as well as the glimmers of beauty, this novel humanizes the terrifying refugee stories we read about in the news. . . . A beautiful rumination on seeing what is right in front of us—both the negative and the positive.”The Boston Globe

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