The third and final selection in McCollough's Defending the Written Word book discussion series is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. An award-winning and best-selling novel, it is a searing and moving work set in Nazi Germany. The main character is a young German girl who finds that reading helps to sustain her in an increasingly brutal world, and whose story is told by a quite unusual narrator. If intrigued, please join us at 3:00 on Wednesday, March 25th, in McCollough's meeting room at the east end of the library. Copies will be available for checkout at McCollough's circulation desk.