• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (March 12, 2013)
Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julián, and their close friend Fermín Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city’s dark past.
His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco’s dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love, and will ultimately transform their lives.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game, is one of the world’s most read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.
Carlos’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 12th: Bibliophiliac
Wednesday, March 13th: Lectus
Thursday, March 14th: five borough book review
Monday, March 18th: Lavish Bookshelf
Tuesday, March 19th: Book Dilettante
Monday, March 25th: Peppermint PhD
Wednesday, March 27th: Unabridged Chick
Thursday, March 28th: 5 Minutes For Books
Friday, March 29th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, April 1st: A Utah Mom’s Life
Tuesday, April 2nd: Curling Up By The Fire
Wednesday, April 3rd: Shall Write
Monday, April 8th: guiltless reading
Tuesday, April 9th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, April 10th: Book Snob
Thursday, April 11th: Love at First Book