It's been a busy December for us here at Farley's... thanks so much for shopping local this holiday season, and we hope that it's been a joyous one! As we get closer and closer to 2010, we're excited to announce our first book club pick for the new year: David Benioff's City of Thieves.
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, 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.
Please join us for some great discussion and light refreshments on Tuesday, January 19th at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!