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THE YELLOW BIRDS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A novel about the poetry and the pity of war.The title comes from an Army marching chant that expresses a violence that is as surprising as it is casual. Pvt. John Bartle's life becomes linked to that of Pvt. Daniel Murphy when they're both assigned to Fort Dix before a deployment to Iraq. Murph has just turned 18, but at 21, Bartle is infinitely more aged. In a rash statement, one that ... Read full review

Review: The Yellow Birds

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

"The war tried to kill us in the spring," begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twentyoneyear old Private Bartle and eighteenyearold Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the ... Read full review

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