Author(s): Carlos Ruiz Zafon
It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempere's bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Book. There Daniel must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. His choice falls on 'The Shadow of the Wind'. First published in Spanish 2001; this translation 2004.