BookPeople presents Markus Zusak: Bridge of Clay
BookPeople will present Markus Zusak, who will talk about his new book, Bridge of Clay, a sweeping family saga chronicling the lives of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run on their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge, for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.
Zusak is best known for his extraordinary novel, The Book Thief, which has sold 16 million copies worldwide, is published in 42 foreign language territories, and has spent over 500 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Originally published in the U.S. in March 2006, the novel received glowing praise and numerous awards. The Book Thief has since gone on to become a book selection of community reads programs across the country and was released as a major motion picture in 2013. It is also in the top 100 books featured in PBS’s The Great American Read.