One of the most effecting WWII books I've ever read, The Book Thief is narrated by the Grim Reaper (who is extremely busy, as it's 1939 in Nazi Germany.) Liesel lives with a foster family and becomes friends with the Jew hidden in her basement. Liesel's life is complicated with danger and scarcity but there is one thing she cannot resist: a book — no matter the consequences. Absolutely stunning, this novel is brilliant, and a must-read for all lovers of WWII fiction. Recommended By Dianah H., Powells.com
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The 10th-anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers.
One of the most enduring stories of our time, The Book Thief is 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.
The 10th-anniversary editionfeatures pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook."
This 10th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary #1 New York Times
bestseller features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
When Death has a story to tell, you listen.
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.
"The kind of book that can be life-changing." --The New York Times
"Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank." --USA Today
DON'T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK'S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.