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The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.



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  • David S.

    Great job, Phyllis. Your questions focused and brought out the thoughtful comments in our members.

    July 31, 2014

  • Beverly

    I enjoyed meeting everyone. Great group and interesting insights. I look forward to the next book and discussion.

    July 30, 2014

  • Phyllis

    EVERYONE who attended this evening loved this book and that rarely happens. Thanks to each of you for contributing your thoughts and special insights --- It was a FINE discussion!

    July 30, 2014

  • Trish B.

    Was hoping to make it tonight but a bunch of kid stuff came up. Enjoy!

    July 30, 2014

  • Rosanne J.

    We will be in CAnada! But still sorry to miss the meet.

    July 23, 2014

  • Julia R.

    My daughter read this for school. I will dig out her copy and get to it.
    I look forward to another great discussion.

    June 26, 2014

  • Meera

    Another book I've read and loved!

    June 26, 2014

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