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ISBN: 1594489866 / ISBN-13: 9781594489860

The Cellist of Sarajevo

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Snipers in the hills overlook half the intersections in Sarajevo. In the streets below, two inhabitants, Dragan and Kenan, trapped, like all their ... Show synopsis

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  • The Cellist of Sarajevo (Riverhead Books) – Hardcover (2008)
    by Steven Galloway

    The Cellist of Sarajevo

    Hardcover, Riverhead Books
    2008
    English
    231 pages

    ISBN: 1594489866
    ISBN-13: 9781594489860

    A spare and haunting, wise and beautiful novel about the endurance of the human spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity in a city ravaged by war. In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors waiting in a breadline. Then, in a flash, they are killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the ... Show more

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Reviews of The Cellist of Sarajevo

Overall customer rating: 4.500
Richard S. P
by Richard S. P on Oct 26, 2014

Well worth reading to get an understanding of the tragedy of Sarajevo. An easy read.

Suze63

A lovely read

by Suze63 on May 26, 2011

This is our book club selection this month -- well written, but sad and sweet. How people survive the horrors of war is a story that touches us all.

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