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The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
'A universal story, and a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity, even amid the most unimaginable horrors.' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner Snipers in the hills overlook the shattered streets of Sarajevo. Knowing that the next bullet could strike at any moment, the ordinary men and women below strive to go about their daily lives as best they can. Kenan faces the agonizing dilemma of crossing the city to get water for his family. Dragan, gripped by fear, does not know who among his friends he can trust. And Arrow, a young woman counter-sniper must push herself to the limits - of body and soul, fear and humanity. Told with immediacy, grace and harrowing emotional accuracy, The Cellist of Sarajevo shows how, when the everyday act of crossing the street can risk lives, the human spirit is revealed in all its fortitude - and frailty. *A universal story, and a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity, even amid the most unimaginable horrors - Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner * Galloway's style is sparse, pared down; his prose has the deceptive simplicity of a short story. The work of an expert, The Cellist of Sarajevo is a controlled and subtle piece of craftsmanship - Observer * Startlingly good... With prose as unsentimental and deadly as gunfire, Galloway superbly captures the tense existence of a city under siege where daily tasks become a gamble between life and death, yet where a single note of music can exert a power equal to any bomb or bullet - Metro

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Respond by: 7/8/2018
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We have a monthly book discussion plus social events e.g. Sunday Pub lunch, occasional movie etc.

The book discussions take place on Mondays. Obviously you'll get more out of it if you've read the book and we won't hold back on discussing the ending which may result in spoilers - but it's not compulsory to have finished the book to attend.

Hope you'll be joining us soon for either or both the book meetups & the socials and please do make suggestions if you'd like to try a particular venue or activity.

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