Markus Zusak

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Markus Zusak is an Australian bestselling author. He has written six novels, a trilogy formed by The Underdog (1999), Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2000) and When Dogs Cry (2001), followed by The Messenger (2002), the international bestseller The Book Thief (2006), and Bridge of Clay (2018).

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    We Survived

    By Eric Boehm

    Recommended by: Markus Zusak
    Publish Date: 2003
    An extraordinary important historical document, We Survived details the lives of thousands of Germans during World War II. In fourteen autobiographical accounts, Eric Boehm tells stories of those who led illegal lives in an effort to resist Nazi terror and…
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    By Michael Chabon

    Recommended by: Markus Zusak
    Publish Date: 2000 Awards: 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
    New York, 1939. Josef Kavalier has finally escaped from Prague to his cousin Sam Clay’s cramped bedroom. Together they embark on a journey, which starts with the comic strip ‘The Escapist’, in which a Nazi-busting superhero frees the oppressed around…
  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    By Kurt Vonnegut

    Recommended by: Markus Zusak
    Publish Date: 1969
    One of the greatest modern antiwar books, this novel is an American classic. Part autobiography, part science-fiction, Slaughterhouse-Five mixes Vonnegut’s own experience as a POW and the adventures of Billy Pilgrim, barber’s assistant, optometrist and alien abductee, who finds himself…