City of Thieves tells the story of Kolya (a deserter from the Russian army) and Vika (an accidental thief) in their quest for a dozen eggs in a besieged Leningrad. The horrors of civilian life in World War Two as well as the unique bonds that wartime can create are well told and the book reads incredibly quickly. Without question one of the best books that I've read in some time -- make sure to read the prologue.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3552.E54425 C58 2008
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Jason Keller, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Rating: Highly Recommended