The Dulcimer Player: the artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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In chapter two of The Bird that Sang in Color, Donna sees Vincent playing a dulcimer in his room while listening to one of his favorite bands, The Incredible String Band. Several years later, she sees the above picture in the sketchbook of his

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The Baker: artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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In the third chapter of The Bird that Sang in Color,┬áDonna challenges Vincent’s decision to accept a baking job, saying that he could do so much more. About a week later, she tastes homemade bread that he baked and marvels and “how

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The Fiddler: artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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I chose to use this image as the cover of my book because I believed that more than any other picture in the sketchbook, it most closely captured the true essence of my brother. He was a simple person, but not in the sense that he wasn’t

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The Protester: artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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One of the pictures that Donna finds in her brother’s sketchbook is one of him in his protesting days. As someone who has participated in many anti-war protests, I am deeply moved by this drawing. War, I believe, is the single must

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The Penny Whistler: artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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When Donna sees the picture of Vincent playing a penny whistle in his sketchbook, she is transported back to her childhood when her brother gave her one of these tin flutes. The exchange below is from the opening scene of The Bird that Sang in

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