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You

are a bird in a cage

who wonders if you were created to

do more than cling

to a perch

and

watch others live

Embark on a transformative journey in the pages of You Are a Bird, recipient of both the Christian Indie Award and the Literary Titan Gold Book Award.

Drawing inspiration from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poignant poem, “Sympathy,” author Breezy Van Lit invites you to join the extraordinary odyssey of a bird who wonders if it was created to do more than cling to a perch and watch others live.

Narrated in the intimate second person perspective, this novella places YOU at the heart of the bird’s struggle, yearning for liberty while facing the dismal reality of life in a cage.

“A captivating allegory of the soul’s desire to be free.” ★★★★★ —Richard Hindmarsh, MD

Launch into a flight of imagination and insights as you read this unique story and experience its profound message of freedom.

“Refuse to be caged.” —Breezy Van Lit

Praise for You Are a Bird

You Are a Bird by Breezy Van Lit 1st Place Winner of the Christian Indie Awards and Winner of the Literary Titan Gold Book Award!

You Are a Bird by Breezy Van Lit - 1st Place Winner Christian Indie Awards
You Are a Bird by Breezy Van Lit - winner of the Literary Titan Gold Award

You Are a Bird is unlike any other book I have read before. This evocative novella had so many different layers to it, that I wouldn’t hesitate to heartily recommend it.” ★★★★★ ―Literary Titan

“The author contrasts the Bird’s limited experiences and knowledge of his confined environment with the dreams the Bird has of another world. The reader, regardless of age, can easily relate to his own personal, social, or cultural confinement with his dreams of the future in this philosophically-probing novella, You are a Bird.” ―AuthorsReading.com

Details

  • BOOK TITLE: You Are a Bird
  • AUTHOR: Breezy Van Lit
  • PUBLISHER: Shimmer Tree Books
  • SIMILAR TO: The Great Divorce (C.S. Lewis), Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), Bright Lights, Big City (Jay McInerney), Animal Farm (George Orwell)
  • GENRE: Inspirational Fiction
  • SUBGENRES: Christian Fiction, metaphysical fiction, visionary fiction, fiction featuring animals
  • READER AGE: Teen and up
  • FORMATS: eBook, Paperback
  • ISSUES EXPLORED: Freedom, courage, redemption, faith, journey of the hero, spiritual journey, mental health, self-harm, confusion
  • AWARD: 1st Place Winner of the Christian Indie Awards and Winner of the Literary Titan Gold Book Award
  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 4, 2022
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