Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. In Winter/Spring 2011, the whole community will explore a single book through discussions, programs and lectures. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, was selected for its high literary quality, reflection of universal issues, and capability of generating thought-provoking discussion and appeal to a diverse population.
Perrot Library will be hosting a discussion of The Book Thief led by a facilitator from the American Pen Women on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7:30 P.M.
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking novel, The Book Thief, 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.
Copies of The Book Thief are available to borrow now at the Adult and Youth Services Desks. Or place a hold online.