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** spoiler alert ** Beautiful historical fiction novel about love, loss, religion, voices and diaries. Maya is a teen girl born to a Sikh father and Hindu mother. After her mother kills herself, Maya and her father travel to India for a burial. However, the night they arrive, Indira Ghandi is killed by her Sikh guards and the country erupts into chaos. Told in verse, this haunting tale is one of survival and growth. I couldn't put the book down once I started it and was charmed and moved by every page. A definite Printz contender.
Set along the Aegean Coast of modern-day Turkey, "Birds Without Wings" is an exploration of the tragic and unforeseen effects of World War I and the ensuing Turkish-Greek war on a village in that region. De Bernieres' characters quickly charm readers with their quirks, faults, and humanity. Readers familiar with that region will recognize de Bernieres' well-researched history and detailed descriptions of peculiarities of life in that area. Above all, the novel's message about the tragic consequences of people's aspirations and depravity is haunting with its truth. The frosting on the cake? De Bernieres is a masterful story-teller with a fantastic vocabulary.