September’s book was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. It will cause readers to ponder the implications of being at war and all the emotions that come into play.
As taken from the Publisher's Review:
"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, 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. The narrator is Death himself, a companionable if sarcastic fellow, who travels the globe 'handing souls to the conveyor belt of eternity.' "
Everyone present at book group gave a great big Baaaaaaa!
(Remember, Baa = good/Bleat = not so good)
October’s book selection is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. We’ll be meeting at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop on Friday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm. Want to read ahead? November's book is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and December's book is My Life in France by Julia Child.