I couldn’t have been happier to come across “Sadness is a White Bird” by chance, the book having been selected for a book club that I attended. I have devoured it up in no time, staying up late until the middle of the night. The language flows beautifully and I loved the way the narrative was conceived, in a way that the story was directed to a friend of the main character. Another thing that made the story special, was the way the Hebrew & Arabic phrases were incorporated into the text, as in a transcription of their pronunciation, which added even more character.
I felt like the book gave me both insights of Palestinian & Israeli opinions, while interlacing both with personal stories.
It has been an absolutely enjoyable and touching read from beginning until end & it has made it among my favourite books of the year. An absolute suggestion!