Island City Book Club

June 20th : The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story 

A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star." Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story—sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

Upcoming titles include:   

  • July 18th:   Eternal on the Water / Joseph Monninger
  • August 15thThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith
 Past book club selections include: 

  •  Murder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie
  • The Emperor’s Children / Claire Messud
  •  In the Time of the Butterflies / Julia Alvarez

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