The Cellist Of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307371652
Rating 4/5 from 146 reviews
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This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope. Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow,” the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

The Cellist of Sarajevo
  • Author : Steven Galloway
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people

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The Cellist of Sarajevo
  • Author : Steven Galloway
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-02

Sarajevo is under siege. As mortars fall and snipers stalk the city’s abandoned buildings, a cellist sits at his window playing Albinoni’s Adagio. Then a bomb kills twenty-two people in the street below. For the next twenty-two days he will carry his cello into the cratered street below

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  • Author : Annette Keen
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Release Date : 2013

Tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a

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Study Guide  the Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway  SuperSummary
  • Author : SuperSummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-02

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 36-page guide for "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 4 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes

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Finnie Walsh
  • Author : Steven Galloway
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010

"Finnie Walsh will forever remain in my daily thoughts, not only because of the shocking circumstances of his absurd demise, but because he managed to misunderstand what was truly important even though he was right about almost everything else." So begins Steven Galloway's critically acclaimed first novel. The story is

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Flowers for Sarajevo
  • Author : John McCutcheon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06

Read online Flowers for Sarajevo written by John McCutcheon, published by which was released on 2018-06. Download full Flowers for Sarajevo Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Goodbye Sarajevo
  • Author : Atka Reid,Hana Schofield
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13

A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war

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Ascension
  • Author : Steven Galloway
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27

The acclaimed author of Finnie Walsh turns from small-town hockey to the extraordinary intrigues of circus life during the heyday of the Big Top through the story of Salvo Ursari, undisputed master of the high wire. As the novel opens, it is the summer of 1976. Salvo is 66 years old and

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Pretty Birds
  • Author : Scott Simon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

In the spring of 1992, Irena Zaric is a star on her high school basketball team, a tough, funny teenager who has taught her parrot, Pretty Bird, to do a decent imitation of a ball hitting a hoop. Irena wears her hair short like K.D. Lang's, and she loves

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The Wolf of Sarajevo
  • Author : Matthew Palmer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24

A riveting novel of international suspense from acclaimed author and veteran diplomat Matthew Palmer. Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American embassy, and the specter of war once again hangs over the Balkans.

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Echoes from the Square
  • Author : Elizabeth Wellburn,Deryk Houston
  • Publisher : Oakville, Ont. : Rubicon Pub.
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01

Story of how a young boy learns to cope in the aftermath of war

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Zlata s Diary
  • Author : Zlata Filipovic
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006

A chronicle of the war in Sarajevo from a child's perspective details the author's struggle for survival and a normal life in a chaotic nation from 1991 through 1993, revealing how an innocent life of piano lessons and birthday parties was transformed into horrifying days of food shortages, friends dying, and hiding

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Come  Thou Tortoise
  • Author : Jessica Grant
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09

A delightfully offbeat story that features an opinionated tortoise and her owner who find themselves in the middle of a life-changing mystery. Audrey (a.k.a. Oddly) Flowers is living quietly in Oregon with Winnifred, her tortoise, when she finds out her dear father has been knocked into a coma

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Paradise Alley
  • Author : Kevin Baker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17

They came by boat from a starving land—and by the Underground Railroad from Southern chains—seeking refuge in a crowded, filthy corner of hell at the bottom of a great metropolis. But in the terrible July of 1863, the poor and desperate of Paradise Alley would face a new catastrophe—

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Logavina Street
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17

Logavina Street was a microcosm of Sarajevo, a six-block-long history lesson. For four centuries, it existed as a quiet residential area in a charming city long known for its ethnic and religious tolerance. On this street of 240 families, Muslims and Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, unified by their

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