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Shadow of the Wind, The

By: Zafon, Carlos Ruiz
Price: $16.00

Penguin Books, New York, 2004 (English translation). Robert's favorite book of the last 6 years. This book is set in Barcelona, Spain, and begins in 1945, just after WWII. The major character, Daniel, we meet as a young boy who takes solace in a book, The Shadow of the Wind, after the loss of his mother. His search for more works by the same author, or even more copies of his book, lie at the heart of the book. Paperback, 487 pages.