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Book Talk with Markus Zusak - The Breman Museum

The Book Thief

Join us at The Breman for a special Book Talk with Markus Zusak, author of the award-winning WWII young-adult novel The Book Thief. The Book Thief is the story of a young girl, Liesel, in Nazi Germany, told from the perspective of Death. Liesel's young life is fraught with hardship as she learns to navigate the political and physical horrors and destruction of World War II. She learns to cope with her experiences by stealing books. The Book Thief was published in 2006, and has since been on the New York Times bestseller list for the past 10 years and been translated into over 40 different languages. The novel received numerous awards, including the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature, a Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association, and the Sydney Taylor Book Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries, which recognizes the best in Jewish children’s literature. The book was also recently made into a major motion picture, starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, and Nico Liersch.

“It’s 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” 
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

The Book Talk will be followed by a book signing with the author, Markus Zusak. This event is open to the public but a purchase of a book is required to get in the signing line.

This event is FREE. Please RSVP by filling out the form below. 

This program will start at 7:00 PM. Access to the building will start at 6:00 PM. 

This program is in partnership with Little Shop of Stories.



Important Information for Thursday Night

We are excited to announce that we have had an overwhelming response for this Thursday’s book talk and signing with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief, hosted at The Breman Museum in partnership with Little Shop of Stories.

The auditorium can accommodate only 275 guests so we strongly recommend coming early to reserve your spot.

If you have pre-registered through our website, you’ll have the opportunity to access the auditorium between 5 PM and 5:45 PM. After 5:45 PM the doors will be open to anyone, and we will not be able to guarantee you a seat.

Limited additional seating with a video feed will be available in the lobby for those who cannot access the auditorium. Once the program is completed, guests waiting in the lobby will be able to join the line and have the book signed by Mr. Zusak.

Again, due to restrictions imposed by the fire marshal, we can only accommodate a limited number of guests so please be aware that if you arrive after we have reached capacity in the building you may be turned away from the event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Books will be available for purchase in the lobby, and there will also be a limited number of pre-signed copies for purchase as well.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at this free event in Atlanta!

The Book Thief Book Talk
Mar 17 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Book Thief Book Talk

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