November book club: "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafó
Our November read is "The Shadow of the Wind" (El cementerio de los libros olvidados) by Carlos Ruiz Zafó.
"Barcelona, Protected content ... and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence.."
All albatross members who have read the book are welcome to join us.
Happy reading everyone!
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