Rewind to post-war Barcelona, 1945. Young Daniel Sempere lives a quiet existence. He resides above the bookshop that his father owns, and his days are consumed in the stacks. All of that changes, however, when he’s introduced to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a secret library where, in lieu of being forgotten, obscure, and dying tomes are protected under the watchful eyes of a guardian.
Here, Daniel is allowed to adopt any book. His selection, “The Shadow of the Wind,” launches him on a journey to discover more about the book, the author’s peculiar life, and why someone is determined to destroy all of the author’s remaining books.
If you enjoy a good mystery-turned-love-story with a Gothic underbelly, then give Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s “The Shadow of the Wind” a try. Bonus: It is book one in the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series. If you love it, there’s more!
Keena KimmelOwner of White Rabbit Books and Curiosities