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Saratoga Library

13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5099


Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm
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Phone:(408) 867-6126

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January Book Group - City of Thieves

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Our book group meets on the first Monday night of every month.  January's book is City of Thieves, by David Benioff.  Winner of an Alex Award, this novel was inspired by the tape-recorded memories of author Benioff's grandfather.

 It's New Year's Eve, 1941, and Lev Beniov is alone in Leningrad. (Note that last name: The 17-year-old's mother and sister were evacuated before the siege began in September; his father, a respected poet, was "removed" by the NKVD in 1937. Lev's real troubles begin when a German paratrooper, frozen to death, lands on his street. Lev deserts his firefighter's post, steals the German's knife, is arrested by soldiers and jailed.