Book Club: The Cellist of Sarajevo

Jul 18, 2024 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Open to all, regardless of insurance.

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A novel about war, the endurance of the human spirit, and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity.
In a city under siege, four people are reminded of what it is to be human. A musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors who are waiting in a breadline killed by a mortar attack. In defiance, he picks up his cello and plays at the shelling site for twenty-two days. A second man leaves to collect drinking water for his family and must weigh the value of generosity against selfish survivalism. A third man, in search of bread and distraction, runs into a long-ago friend who reminds him of the city he thought he had lost, and the man he once was. As both men are drawn into the orbit of cello music, a young woman, a sniper—holds the fate of the cellist in her hands. As she protects him with her life, her own army challenges the kind of person she has become.

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