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Songbird Songbird is a compelling and sweeping saga that will take readers on a harrowing journey from the ghettos of Warsaw to the occupied streets of Paris during the darkest days of the Second World War The

  • Title: Songbird
  • Author: Walter Zacharius
  • ISBN: 9780743482110
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Songbird is a compelling and sweeping saga that will take readers on a harrowing journey from the ghettos of Warsaw to the occupied streets of Paris during the darkest days of the Second World War.The story of Songbird is told through the eyes of Mia, a beautiful Jewish teenager who loses everything in the onslaught of World War II her upper middle class home in Songbird is a compelling and sweeping saga that will take readers on a harrowing journey from the ghettos of Warsaw to the occupied streets of Paris during the darkest days of the Second World War.The story of Songbird is told through the eyes of Mia, a beautiful Jewish teenager who loses everything in the onslaught of World War II her upper middle class home in Lodz, Poland, her classical music studies, and her entire family who perishes at Auschwitz Mia embarks on a perilous odyssey through war torn Poland to join the ranks of a secret cadre of Jewish militia who have sworn to save their brethren, before escaping to Switzerland and then to America.Determined to avenge her family s deaths, she leaves behind the man she loves and risks her life once to return to Europe as a double agent and undermine the Germans in the final days of the war Just when it seems that pain and loss will be her permanent companions, a surprising letter offers the prospect of a very different outcome.Brimming with historical detail, passion, and intrigue, Songbird draws richly upon the author s own experiences as an American soldier in World War II, making history come alive with a unique freshness and emotional candor rarely ever seen in a first novel.

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    1 thought on “Songbird

    1. There were times I liked this,then there were times when I wished it would move a little faster. My understanding is that this is Mr. Zacharius first book. For a first I thought it was well written. I could have done with a little less on the sex side. Yes Mia ends up working in a house of ill repute but this story had more to it than that. I did not think I was reading a romance, but rather a historical based fiction book, based on the trails and tribulations that the Jews went through during t [...]

    2. YUCK! I have found some good books on the bargain tables of various bookstores throughout the years. "Traveler" by Richard Adams was one such book. However, this book does not rank amongst such "finds". If I could give "Songbird" a half star rating, I would do so. It began well enough, but the plot meandered and the development of the characters was poor. In short, the book was a major disappointment for me.

    3. This book seemed like it would be good and parts of it were but coming on the end it felt like it was all about sex.The book moved at a slow pace as well and included so many stereotypes.

    4. The story line is interesting but the story itself never takes flight. It moves along but the heart of the author's story never comes alive. You fell as if only the characters were sharply defined, you could feel the story but I didn't. Not bad but certainly not good enough to suggest someone else read it.

    5. If I could give this book zero stars, I would. I picked it up at the library because the story about Polish Jews and the undercover movement sounded interesting. However, the content included too much sex, including graphic S&M content, and that overrode any entertaining historical content. I cannot recommend this book.

    6. "Songbird" is a compelling and sweeping saga that will take readers on a harrowing journey -- from the ghettos of Warsaw to the occupied streets of Paris -- during the darkest days of the Second World War.The story of "Songbird" is told through the eyes of Mia, a beautiful Jewish teenager who loses everything in the onslaught of World War II: her upper-middle-class home in Lodz, Poland, her classical music studies, and her entire family who perishes at Auschwitz. Mia embarks on a perilous odysse [...]

    7. Había leído muy buenas críticas de este libro, y con su atrayente temática sobre el holocausto nazi, me atrajo hasta sus redes. Sin embargo, no había leído una novela tan mala desde hacía mucho tiempo.Para empezar, es una obra pretenciosa, que se disfraza de novela de intriga, o de novela romántica, o incluso histórica; sin que llegue a aparecerse a ninguna de ellas. Le faltan elementos de suspense, datos históricos y definición de los personajes. Además, pretende acercarse con orgul [...]

    8. This is a great story based on the author's own experiences in the war. I liked the different approach to the story, told through the voice of Mia, a Jewish teenager. Her family is killed in the concentration camps, she survives and goes on to work with the resistance. She lives through the ghetto in a war-ridden Poland, she escapes this to go to America where she finds love, and she heads back to Paris to save her people from the Nazis. A lot of good historical details in this book along with s [...]

    9. I loved this novel and I have read it multiple times. Mia is a strong girl, and it is astounding to think that she kept herself alive throughout the horrors that she went through, such as working in a brothel to gather information for the allies. It is a very sad story and I can't say much good ever happened to Mia in it.

    10. I loved reading this book and I loved Mia. My heart just broke for her and her family and her American lover. I really liked that this book took place outside of the concentration camps and told about other parts of the war and what the Jews who were not taken to the camps or escaped them were doing during that time. I had never seen that side of things in a book, or anywhere for that matter.

    11. I read this book last year I think and it was really really good, I don't really know if this book was based in a true story but I can't believe someone could have been through so much, there was so much going on throughout Mia's life. This book shows another perspective about what we all know happened back then. It's different and besides the message it is full of adventures.

    12. this book seemed like it was going to be good and moving considering its about the struggle of a jewish girl during the Holocaust but as it went along it got more and more provocative and all the sex related things that seemed to pile up by the end of the book which really took away from the story line for me. i found it disapointing when i had finsihed it.

    13. Libro intenso, aunque a ratos se hacía algo lento, poco a poco te va envolviendo con la historia trágica de Mia, superviviente y luchadora, que pasa de huir de los nazis a enfrentarse a ellos de formas poco ortodoxas.El autor recrea la historia de Mia como una vida de dolor y superación, de soledad y de supervivencia.

    14. I really enjoyed this book. Hated to see it end. Wanted to know more about Mia and Vinnie's lives. World War II was a horrible time for all the Jews. Makes a person think how others suffer during time of war.

    15. Enjoyed this novel and was surprised it was the first one written by the author, who, as it were, is a WWII veteran. It centers around a Jewish girl, who lives with her family in Polandgoes from there to her life as she got older. Finished it up within a day.

    16. I started this but didn't get far. It's one of those books that has so man foreign words and names scattered about, I was grumbling on page three and the heroine my word. I wanted to jump in and smack the snot out of her. Did not relish 200 some pages of her. Moving on.

    17. I thoroughly liked this book! I'm waiting for the sequel to come in the mail. This book will have you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen to Mia next.

    18. Actually a 3.5Good war novel but had a lot of very graphic sexual scenes that I felt were unneeded. Also difficult to read with all the foreign street names.

    19. Found this book by accident and really liked it. A very young girl who survives the invasion of Poland and her going back to help spy on the Germans a few years later. Survival, betrayal and love.

    20. Took off at a slow start, but by the end I could not put the book down. Really got to know the characters and formed intense attachments to a couple.

    21. Very different. I've read so much about the holocaust and I have just never heard anything from this perspective before. As far as stories go, it was a good one.

    22. I'm a sucker for war stories and this one was interesting for me because my best friend was from Poland and I had heard of the names of the cities in the book.

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