A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, 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.
Penguin: Includes an Introduction, an Interview with the Author, and Discussion Questions.
If you liked City of Thieves, you might enjoy:
When the Nines Roll Over and Other Stories by David Benioff
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
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