Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Translated by Lucia Graves

On the day Daniel awakes and cannot remember his deceased mother's face, his father shows him something marvelous, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There he finds The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. He is so taken by the novel that he embarks on a mission to discover all he can about Julian and why a mysterious stranger wants to destroy all his books.

Set in post-Civil War Barcelona, this story is part gothic romance, part mystery and never gives away the ending.

Highly Recommended

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