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PBK Book Club Discussion: _The Shadow of the Wind_ by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
December 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join members of Boston PBK for a book discussion at Bourbon Coffee, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square, Cambridge, scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The coffee shop is located about 1 block towards Harvard Square from the Porter Square Redline T-stop. There is parking in the shopping center lot nearby. Offering house-made and locally-baked goods, there are many separate areas for groups to meet and converse. See their webpage at http://bourboncoffeeusa.com/
Guests of participants are welcome and please come even if you haven’t finished (or even started!) the book.
The discussion will be on this book:
The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves (Translator) (highly recommended by Mrs. Laage)
The Shadow of the Wind (Spanish: La sombra del viento) is a 2001 novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón and a worldwide bestseller. The book was translated into English in 2004 by Lucia Graves and sold over a million copies in the UK after already achieving success on mainland Europe, topping the Spanish bestseller lists for weeks. It was published in the United States by Penguin Books and in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Orion Books. It is believed to have sold 15 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. (from Wikipedia)
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
Here is a link to the NY Times review of the book: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/25/books/in-the-cemetery-of-forgotten-books.html
We look forward to a lively discussion with this timely book as a starting place.