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The Yellow Birds

  • Mar 16, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Hike - Weather should be nice, so let's hike!

Trail is Meyers Homestead trail - It's 5.2 miles total, easy to moderate difficulty. We'll go as far as folks feel like going, but at least 3 miles. More info at:

Book: They Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Description from Amazon:
"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.

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  • Marianne O.

    I am really enjoying the book though not near finished. Unfortunately, I cannot join you tomorrow. Enjoy

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be meeting you tomorrow. I came down with some flu/cold crud and don't feel well enough to hike. Hope to see you next month.

    March 15, 2013

  • Aimee

    Loved the book, but sadly won't be able to join for the discussion. I hope it's a good one!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined. Want to invite you all to my home May 1 to meet a Boulder author, John Shors. He wrote Beneath the Marble Sky and has a new book out Temple of a Thousand Faces which we will be discussing with him that night. Address and date will be posted.

    March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Marcia. Would love to meet John Shors. I've read two of his books but not the two you mentioned. I'll look for the newest book. Shirley

      March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got this book from my local library and am enjoying it. Looking forward to meeting others in the group and discussing this book.

    February 26, 2013

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