City of Thieves by David Benioff

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I read this last year but unbelievably forgot to write about it. I love war stories and I loved this one because it tells of the Nazi’s vicious siege of Leningrad, which I hadn’t previously read about. And the story is actually based on Benioff’s grandfather’s telling of his WWII days. Be sure to read the prologue. When Lev is caught looting, he ends up in the same prison cell as Kolya, a charming deserter. In return for their lives, they must find a dozen eggs for a colonel’s daughter’s wedding cake. So begins their amazing quest.

Gwenamon says: Wonderful

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