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The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo

Author(s): Steven Galloway

Location(s): Sarajevo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s



In the background of this book, a cellist sits at the same spot in a bombed street at the same time every day for 22 days and plays, this is his way of remembering the the 22 people who were killed there by mortar shells while waiting to buy bread. This book tells of the lives and experiences of 3 people and their struggle to survive.

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“‘Though the setting is the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, this gripping novel transcends time and place. It is a universal story, and a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and...

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