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Discussion of The Book Thief

Hi Everyone,

We are meeting a week later next month to allow extra time for those celebrating Thanksgiving. And we'll be reading, The Book Thief. This book has had great critical reviews and has earned a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon!

Here is the synopsis:

It 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.

Sounds like a great read. Hope to see you all there.

J.J.

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    Looking forward to our discussion of The Book Thief this Thursday at 7:30pm at La Madeleine. See you all then!

    J.J.

    November 27, 2012

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