Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
In post-World War II Barcelona, young Daniel is taken by his bookseller father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a massive sanctuary where books are guarded from oblivion. Told to choose one book to protect, he selects The Shadow of the Wind, by Julian Carax. He reads it, loves it, and soon learns it is both very valuable and very much in danger. Rumors tell of a horribly disfigured man who has been burning every copy he can find of Carax’s novels.
A novel chock-full of unusual characters, romance, fantasy, and gothic horror, this is an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. A New York Times best seller.
Copies of the book are available at the library. You may bring a snack to share if you wish. Please join us.