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OBOC Book Discussion

Cellist of Sarajevo CoverJoin us for our One Book, One Community Book Discussion on October 21 at 7:00 pm! We're reading The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway.


As people wait in line to buy bread in Bosnia during the war of the 90s, a shell explodes and kills the people waiting there. A cellist in the area, who had been playing Albinoni’s Adagio, stays at his window and plays the same piece for 22 days, one for each victim. Thus begins The Cellist of Sarajevo, a tale of Bosnia during its siege with the author basing some characters on real people. The author Steven Galloway gives us a portrayal of a country …”worn out with war and fearful of what will become of them and their loved ones. Only the cellist and his music brings hope - hope that mankind is still capable of humanity, that the old world is not completely lost, that the war has not destroyed everything. The Cellist of Sarajevo is a controlled and subtle piece of craftsmanship.”  From the


We will meet in the Tutor Room on the Upper Level of the library.  Register at the library or by calling 717-766-0171.



Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

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