The Book Thief (Large Print / Hardcover)
If you haven’t read The Book Thief yet, let this recommendation be the excuse you need to get started. Death narrates and guides the reader through Liesel Meminger’s childhood in Nazi Germany and tells how she becomes the Book Thief. For starters, the writing is immaculate and surprising; I can’t even begin to count how many times I had to pause and sigh, doe-eyed, at a beautiful phrase. Death handles each character with that same care, giving complexity to Nazi, Jew, or German citizen alike. The Book Thief gives a snapshot of one of human history’s darkest times while professing the human condition. It is simply one of those novels that go down in literary history as plain important to read.— Destenie
The extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
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.
About the Author
Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and "Los Angeles Times" Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, "The Book Thief, " which has been translated into over thirty languages and has sold nine million copies around the world. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.