Monday, July 30, 2012
Book Club Pick - August
I'm ashamed to say I have not read this much talked about novel by Markus Zusak. It has been on my TBR list for so long and I've been looking for a book that will blow me away. I think I'm making the right choice with The Book Thief. I've read some of the reviews and it sounds like a perfect choice for a book club pick.
Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
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.