April's book is an The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, which won numerous awards, and was on the NY Times Best Seller's list for 230 weeks. Nicole will be leading discussion, but we're still looking for a co-leader. We'll be meeting on the Chapel Hill side of town, exact location tbd. We'll be voting on titles for June and July at this meeting. Check out our message boards to suggest a book.
Here's the link to Amazon and Wikipedia and a short blurb:
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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 before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.