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The Yellow Birds

(2012)
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
"The war tried to kill us in the spring," begins this breathtaking 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. 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.

Bound together since basic training when their tough-as-nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions.

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 about the costs of war that is destined to become a classic.

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July 2013 : UK Hardback
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ISBN: 1-4713-4662-5 / 978-1-4713-4662-0 (UK edition)
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November 2012 : USA Hardback
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-316-21936-3 / 978-0-316-21936-5 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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ISBN: 1-4447-5612-5 / 978-1-4447-5612-8 (UK edition)
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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ISBN: 1-4447-5614-1 / 978-1-4447-5614-2 (UK edition)
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Yellow Birds (Thorndike Core)
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ISBN: 1-59413-638-6 / 978-1-59413-638-2 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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ISBN: 1-4447-6876-X / 978-1-4447-6876-3 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-316-21934-7 / 978-0-316-21934-1 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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ISBN: 1-4447-6543-4 / 978-1-4447-6543-4 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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ISBN: 1-4447-5613-3 / 978-1-4447-5613-5 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Powers
ISBN: 1-61969-032-2 / 978-1-61969-032-5 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Yellow Birds
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September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
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September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
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