City of Thieves

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  • About The Book:

    ISBN: 9780452295292

    During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.

    By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

    About Sherry McConkey:

    Since 1991, I have called Lake Tahoe home. It is an absolute pleasure to be involved in such a wonderful community of amazing athletes, families and forward thinking individuals. I love seeing positive growth and will continue to do my best to contribute towards sustainable and beneficial life practices through my work, play, and passions.

    Why Sherry Chose This Book:

    This book is another great World War II read. It is gripping, full of humor, suspense, and tragedy; it follows the adventures of two young men desperately searching for eggs for a Soviet officer.