The Bird that Sang in Color (Paperback)
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Part family drama and part self-actualization story, this is about Donna Greco, who in her teens, subscribes to a conventional view of success in life-and pushes her freewheeling, artistic brother, Vincent to do the same. However, he remains single, childless and subsists in cramped apartments. She harbors guilt for her supposed failure until she discovers the secret to living free. This story spans several decades beginning in 1970 and ending in the present.
"Beautifully rendered, hugely moving, brilliant," Lidia Yuknavitch
“an inspiring slice of life blend of philosophy, psychology, and transformation that draws readers into a warm story and examines the wellsprings of creative force and legacies.” Midwest Book Review
“highly polished artistic prose…great heart and humour…A consummate exponent in the art of storytelling and skilled in the imagery of words…Without exception, the characters are all emotionally complex…lyrical and lovingly written…profound and thought provoking,” Fiction Books Biz Book Reviews
“a heartfelt family story told with grace and humor,” Rose City Reader
“The periods and places are so well realised, with the kind of simple, yet revealing, strokes Donna admires in her brother’s drawings. This is writing of the highest quality...it is a book that makes you think, to question your assumptions. And that is something that the best literature sets out to do,” Rosie Amber Book Reviews