Thursday, 14 April 2011

Help! My wish list #20

One more title from my ever-expanding reading wish list.

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The Zookeeper's Wife
By Diane Ackerman

Amazon's product description: When Germany invaded Poland, Warsaw zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began fighting their own war against the Nazis. With most of their animals killed by bombs, the couple rescued Jews from the ghetto and gave them sanctuary in the empty animal enclosures. Drawing on Antonina's diary, Diane Ackerman recreates this extraordinary wartime story in a dazzling tale of subterfuge, courage and endurance. Written with passion and energy, The Zookeeper's Wife is a testament to the courage and heroism that illuminated some of the darkest days of the twentieth century.

Why I want to read this book: Stories about wartime heroes are always inspiring and the title has definitely drawn me to find out more about this book.

2 comments:

pwb said...

This has been on my extended wishlist for a while now.

Megan said...

Oooh this sounds really good