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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

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It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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ISBN: 0375842209
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...and was written by a woman, Ingrid Rippinstein.That particular book was a little longer, so Liesel was able to get through it only nine times,her pace increasing ever so slightly by the end of such prolific readings.It was a few days after Christmas that she asked a question regarding the books. They wereeating in the kitchen. Looking at the spoonfuls of pea soup entering Mama's mouth, shedecided to shift her focus to Papa. "There's something I need to ask."At first, there was nothing."And?"It was Mama, her mouth still half full."I just wanted to know how you found the money to buy my books."A short grin was smiled into Papa's spoon. "You really want to know?""Of course."From his pocket, Papa took what was left of his tobacco ration and began rolling a cigarette,at which Liesel became impatient."Are you going to tell me or not?"Papa laughed. "But I am telling you, child." He completed the production of one cigarette,flipped it on the table, and began on another. "Just like this." That...

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