New book alert! Songbirds by Christy Lefteri, the bestselling author of Beekeeper of Aleppo
More about the book!
Christy Lefteri’s new novel Songbirds is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Set in her native Cyprus, Lefteri has crafted a powerful, redemptive story of loss, of the triumph of the human spirit, and of the enduring love of a mother for her child.
‘Will break your heart and open your eyes.’ – Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
‘I’ve never read anything quite like Songbirds – a beautifully crafted novel that sits at the intersection of race and class.’ – Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of Small Great Things
About the book
She walks unseen through our world.
Cares for our children.
Cleans our homes.
Her voice unheard.
She has a story to tell. Will you listen?
Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. Babysitter by day. Mother by night. Nisha’s lover is Yiannis, a poacher, who hunts the tiny songbirds as they migrate to Cyprus on their way to Africa each winter.
When Nisha disappears her employer comes to understand the woman she barely knew, and realises only she and Yiannis will bother to look for her. What they uncover will change them all.
About the author
Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University.
Her previous novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, is an international bestseller, selling over half a million copies worldwide. The novel was inspired by a true story, and by Lefteri’s own Cypriot heritage.