iRead book for August: The Book Thief

Posted on: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9:30:00 am

 


clientuploads/blog/adults/iRead/Book Thief Cover.jpgJoin the iRead Book Club on Monday, August 5 as we discuss Markus Zusak's The Book Thief.

This tale of a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, thievery, and more won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Honor and was named one of Publisher Weekly's best books of the year in 2005.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s 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.*

To borrow a copy of the book, stop by the Information Services desk.

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We hope to see you there!

*Summary from Amazon.com

 

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