The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

t is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down. The Book Thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Jane for leading and thanks everyone for making me feel welcome.

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Jane W

    Thanks everyone for your sparkling conversation during my substitute hosting. I didn't need my notes at all. You all deserve a star!

    2 · September 26, 2013

    • kathy

      Thank you for leading Jane.

      2 · September 26, 2013

  • Sue

    Great job leading the convo Jane! Always great to talk books with this group :)

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late, will be there though!

    September 25, 2013

  • Bert S.

    I am sorry about the late cancelation. Rats, I am sick and staying home today. It's a bummer because the book was awesome.

    September 25, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    Sorry to cancel but I have a work conflict Wednesday. I hope someone from waiting list can take my place. (Loved the book!)

    September 24, 2013

  • Kristine

    Figured I'd never get off the waiting list with this book! Really enjoyed it

    September 19, 2013

  • Tom

    Hi - per my note - please update your RSVP if you won't finish the book to give folks on the Waiting List a chande to attend.

    Thanks!

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello will not attend-keep me informed of next book please

      September 17, 2013

  • carole m.

    would like to join

    August 31, 2013

    • Tom

      Join the group - we have a waiting list for this meeting - hope to see you soon!

      September 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      just joined and bought book. Can I attend meeting on the 25th

      September 2, 2013

  • Drew

    Ironically just started this book last night!

    August 20, 2013

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