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Book Name:The Book Thief
Author:Markus Zusak
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It is 1939. Hitler’s Germany. The entire nation is waiting with bated breath. As busy as death is now, it will only get busier in the future.

Liesel’s life is forever altered when she picks up a solitary thing from the snow near her brother’s grave. It’s her first time stealing a book, and it’s The Gravedigger’s Handbook that was left behind by accident. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel begins to read, and so begins her love affair with books and words. The Nazi book burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, and any other place she can find books are soon targets of her book thieving.

However, the present is a perilous era. When a Jewish man is hidden by Liesel’s foster family in the basement, Liesel’s world expands and contracts at the same time.

The award-winning novelist Markus Zusak has given us one of the most memorable tales of our time, told in prose that is masterfully designed and burns with fire.

About The Author Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak is one of the most successful Australian authors, with five books to his name. His novel The Book Thief became an international bestseller after spending over a decade on the New York Times bestseller list and being translated into more than forty languages.

To date, Zusak has topped bestseller lists across the globe, including those of,, The New York Times, and other nations in South America, Europe, and Asia.

Numerous honours have been bestowed upon his works, including literary prizes, readers’ choice awards, and prizes voted on by booksellers. These works include The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, When Dogs Cry (also titled Getting the Girl), The Messenger (or I am the Messenger), and The Book Thief.

The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia will be the first to publish Zusaks new novel Bridge of Clay in October 2018, with subsequent releases in other countries.

The Book Thief Summary

An instant masterpiece has been written here. This work was a huge success with me.

The Book Thief is a novel about a girl named Liesel and her experiences in Nazi Germany between the years of 1939 and 1943, as told by Death, who has stolen her memoir. That makes them, essentially, both book thieves. Liesel steals at first on a whim and then develops a system, yet she is never greedy. Death picks up Liesel’s notepad from where she drops it amid the rubble of what used to be her street and house and takes it with him.

Liesel has no real family to speak of. She never met her biological father, her mother vanished after giving birth to her and leaving her in the care of foster parents, and her younger brother tragically perished on the train ride to Molching. When Liesel’s brother dies, Death makes his first appearance and stays long enough to see the nine-year-old grab her first book, The Gravedigger’s Handbook, from the snow next to his grave.

Hans and Rosa Herbermann, her foster parents, are impoverished Germans who were granted a tiny stipend to take her in. Hans is an accordionist and painter (of homes, etc.). He is a tall, calm guy with silver eyes. He instructs Liesel on the fundamentals of literacy. The wealthy in town have their laundry done by Rosa, who is rough around the edges but has a huge heart. Rudy, Liesel’s next-door neighbour, has “hair the colour of lemons” and looks up to black Olympic sprinting star Jesse Owens.

A Jew unexpectedly visits them one night. Hans learned the accordion from his WWI buddy, whose widow Hans swore to support in her time of need. This is Hans’s nephew. Despite knowing the danger his family is putting themselves in by allowing Max to reside in the basement, Hans is a German who does not detest Jews. Max and Liesel become good friends, and I almost died reading the exquisite tale he wrote for her called The Standover Man. Max’s tale of growing up and finding his way to Liesel’s house is painted over pages of Mein Kampf that are white on the back and black on the front.

I can’t help but analyse both the plot and the author’s style when I pick up a book. While they can’t be considered inseparable, they are mutually supportive. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief demonstrates his prowess as a wordsmith, poet, and creative genius. His words are hauntingly beautiful and meaningful.

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