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The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

584 pages, softcover, cover creased otherwis book in very good condition

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.

Many donated books are in great to pristine condition,or rare, or unusual, and these are now sold year round at our new shop RED CROSS REaD BOOKS, 245 Main St, Palmerston North, along with CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, photo frames and albums.

Open Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-4, Thurs evening 5-9, Sat 10-1.

Cash, eftpos, credit cards accepted.

This book can be viewed by arrangement at REaD BOOKS.
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You have just missed the iconic Red Cross Annual May Book Sale, Palmerston North.
Last weekend in May.
Free Entry.
With estimated 60,000 books, sorted into over 60 categories, we now occupy 3 halls (Barber Hall, Bell Hall, and Waldegrave Lounge, access from Barber Hall).
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