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**NEW BOOK** - "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

From: Lana
Sent on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:07 PM
Hello All,

I'm so looking forward to the Happy Hour next Wednesday at Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda. I truly hope that many of you can make it! It will be great to socialize with the regulars and to see some new faces.

At our last discussion for "The Help" (which was really interesting, by the way) we decided that our next book is "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafron.

Here is a quick plot summary:

The novel, set in post?Spanish Civil War Barcelona, concerns a young boy, Daniel. Just after the war, Daniel's father takes him to the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a huge library of old, forgotten titles lovingly preserved by a select few initiates. According to tradition, everyone initiated to this secret place is allowed to take one book from it, and must protect it for life. Daniel selects a book called The Shadow of the Wind by Juli?n Carax. That night he takes the book home and reads it, completely engrossed. Daniel then attempts to look for other books by this unknown author, but can find none. All he comes across are stories of a strange man ? calling himself La?n Coubert, after a character in the book who happens to be the Devil ? who has been seeking out Carax's">Carax's books for decades, buying them all and burning them.

I hope you enjoy the book!



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