Summer Book Club
- Date: July 24, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Location: Grand Island Public Library
211 N. Washington St.
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801
Join us to discuss the captivating historical novel City of Thieves by author and screenwriter David Benioff (Game of Thrones, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia).Return to full list >>
During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.
By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.