Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book Discussion Group-August

Monday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m. will be the time and date of the next discussion. The book for this month is "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway.

"In a city ravaged by war, a defiant young musician decides to play his cello at the site of a mortar attack for twenty-two days, in memory of his fallen friends and neighbors. Drawn into the orbit of his music are three young strangers, each living like fugitives in their homeland: a bakry worker, a young father, and finally, a woman-a sniper-who holds the fate of the cellist in her hands, even as her own fate becomes just as changeable with each passing."

From the cover of the paperback edition 2008

This is a work of fiction inspired by the true story of Vedran Smailovic, a cellist who played with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. Smailovic played Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor on a pile of rubble, during the seige of Sarajevo for 22 days straight, to honor the 22 people who were killed by a bomb while waiting in a bread line.

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