The Shadow of the Wind - Book Club January 2023
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“Books are like mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you”
Mesmerizing and captivating, a story within a story, the novel opens in the Protected content with Daniel, whose father owns a bookshop in Barcelona. One day his father takes him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a secret labyrinthine library that houses rare and banned books. Daniel is drawn to ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Julian Carax and takes it home with him. He soon discovers that the book's author has gone missing along with every other copy of the book. Daniel decides to discover the life and story behind the author.
With its beautiful writing and gorgeous storytelling, this book about the love of books will capture our imagination and will carry us through a story of passion and hatred, beauty and longing, tragedy and the dreams that live and disappear in the shadow of the wind.
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