What to Read: Book Reviews From Real Simple Readers
The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
Reviewer: Zoe Saint-Paul; age 44; married; Baltimore.
Zoe’s assessment: War is no longer a shared burden. There is a chasm between those who fight and those who continue their lives as usual. Written by a veteran (and a poet), this Iraq War novel helps bridge that divide. I came away feeling more connected to the horrors of war and more knowledgeable about how war forever alters both individuals and families.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.
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