Where the Sweet Bird Sings is a beautiful tale about the how the loss of a child effects a family. The story follows Emma and her struggle to accept her young son Joey’s death from a genetic disease. Her search for where the disease came from leads Emma to dig up family secrets, some she might wish were kept hidden.
Emma’s journey is one of acceptance. She learns to accept Joey’s death, her family, and most importantly, she learns to accept herself.
Olsen is wonderful writer. She has the ability to bring the reader along through the journey with all the emotions that it stirs up. Her prose is beautifully sincere.
The story encourages readers to think about their relationship with their own family and how they fit into the family dynamic.
Where the Sweet Bird Sings does not shy away from tough topics, but instead meets them head on with an honest uncertainty.
Release Date: 29th August 2017
Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy from NetGalley for this review. It is my honest and unbiased opinion.