The Shadow of the Wind
|Author:||Carlos Ruiz Zafon|
Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. Entranced by his chosen book, The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax, Daniel begins a quest to find the truth about the life and death of its mysterious author. He starts to fall into a game of mirrors, reflecting strange discoveries about obsession and love, and how they are entwined within the shadow world of books.
Sal writes: We had to wait three years for this wonderful European bestseller to be translated from the Spanish into English. It has everything, a mystery and love story, a beautiful setting and who couldn't love a story that starts out with a young boy's visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books??? The city of Barcelona is also a star in this book and there are wonderful maps which really bring the story to life.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona in 1964 and is the author of five previous novels. The Shadow of the Wind was a finalist for the Premio Fernando Lara. He lives in Barcelona.