The Star Side of Bird Hill

The Star Side of Bird Hill

Book - 2015
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This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centres on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados (where the family has lived for centuries) after their mother can no longer care for them. This tautly paced coming-of-age story builds to a crisis when the father they barely know comes to Bird Hill to reclaim his daughters, and both must choose between the Brooklyn they once knew and loved and the Barbados of their family.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781594205958
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_RachaelP Nov 13, 2015

Lyrical and haunting, The Star Side of Bird Hill is an emotional read by this first-time author. Highly recommended!

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siammarino Aug 15, 2015

Dionne and her younger sister Phaedra are sent from Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother. A real culture shock that Phaedra embraces, but not Dionne. Loved learning about Barbados: its people, traditions, foods, and history.

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