City of Thieves

By David Benioff; Ron Perlman (Read by)
(Blackstone Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781433247491)

Publication Date: May 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“During the siege of Leningrad in WWII, two young men are sent on an improbable errand. The horror of war is only heightened by the lightness with which Benioff handles their evolving friendship and the grim task that evolves from their mission. Great characters and authentic historical background make this a surprisingly winning novel.”
-- Russ Lawrence, Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton, MT
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
“I have just met two of the most likable and remarkable characters, Lev and Kolya, young Russian men trying to survive the Siege of Leningrad who are given a chance to save themselves from death if they can find a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of the daughter of a powerful and ruthless Russian colonel. Thus begins an odyssey that is at times disturbing, but the beauty of this novel is in the writing. It contains humor along with sadness, and these two men forge a friendship that is priceless.”
-- Carol Katsoulis, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List Highlights 2008
“Set against the war-torn backdrop of Leningrad, two teenage boys end up, through stranger and stranger twists of fate, traveling cross-country to find a dozen eggs in exchange for their very lives. In the process, they learn more about human nature, both in themselves and others, than can possibly be explained. Wickedly funny and incredibly sad, it's far too short to be this lovely -- and yet it is.”
-- Russ Marshalek, Wordsmiths Books, Decatur, GA

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