Thursday, September 17, 2009

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
by David Benioff

The City of Thieves is a terrific read. The main characters are engaging, and the story is action-packed. This novel takes on the grim topic of the Germans' siege of Leningrad during World War II. The author does a beautiful job of describing that difficult time by weaving the story around a tale of two young men who are given a chance to save their lives by finding a dozen eggs for a Soviet commander. Their "adventure" is both funny and tragic, but you will love these two young men. They show the power of the human spirit.

- Kathy

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