I saw this appealing cover on the shelf of the tiny library here in Lubbock since the other 12 books I wanted to read weren't there and thought, "hey, I liked Life of Pi, this could be good." I was wrong. It's the story of an author who meets a taxidermist writing a play about a donkey and a monkey. It does not get any better from there.
Read my sentiments about this book here.
The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angels Anglada (translated from Catalan), is a poignant story about a violin made in a Holocaust concentration camp. For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by the Holocaust and therefore really like most books set in that period. This one was no exception. It's a quick read and I recommend it if you enjoy this type of book.