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“Winter Sky” takes a serious look at the life of 11-year-old Siria. (Submitted photo)

BOOK: Siria follows the sirens in serious tale

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By Jean Patrick

Republic Book Columnist

Each time Siria hears a siren, she sneaks down her apartment building’s fire escape and chases the trucks. Siria’s pop is a fireman.

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“Winter Sky,” by Patricia Reilly Giff, follows 11-year-old Siria from late December to her birthday in January. Despite the backdrop, Siria’s worries are heavy.

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