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Wine with the Author event with Kevin Powers - Author of The Yellow Birds

05/21/2013 6:30 pm
America/Chicago

Please join us in welcoming Kevin Powers to Parnassus for a Wine with the Author event to celebrate the paperback release of his critically acclaimed novel, The Yellow Birds.  

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, "The Yellow Birds" is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.
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 insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined.
With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, "The Yellow Birds" is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

"Kevin Powers has something to say, something deeply moving about the frailty of man and the brutality of war, and we should all lean closer and listen." - The New York Times Book Review

About Wine with the Author:

Wine with the Author is a special series offered through the partnership of Parnassus Books and The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills. Upcoming Wine with the Author events include: Daphne Kalotay in June.

Location: 
Street:
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Additional:
City:
Nashville
,
Province:
Tennessee
Postal Code:
37215
Country:
United States

The Yellow Birds (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780316219341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 5/2013