The acclaimed and inspiring international bestseller that is a tribute to the human spirit.
In a city ravaged by war, a musician plays his cello for twenty-two days at the site of a mortar attack, in memory of the fallen. Among the strangers drawn into the orbit of his music are a young father in search of water for his family, an older man in search of the humanity he once knew, and a young woman, a sniper, who will decide the fate of the cellist?and the kind of person she wants to be.


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"An exquisite novel of war and loss...The book feels vividly elegant and ever fragile work of art."
--"O, The Oprah Magazine"

--"Entertainment Weekly"

--"Los Angeles Times"

"Indelible imagery and heartbreaking characters."
--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)

"Tense and haunting."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Though the setting is the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, this gripping novel transcends time and place. It is a universal story, and a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity, even amid the most unimaginable horrors." --Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner "and "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

"I cannot imagine a lovelier, more beautifully wrought book about the depravity of war as "The Cellist of Sarajevo". Each chapter is a brief glimpse at yet another aspect of the mind, the heart, the soul--altogether Galloway gives us fine, deep notes of human music which will remain long after the final page." --ZZ Packer, author of "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere"

"A grand and powerful novel about how people retain or reclaim their humanity when they are under extreme duress." --Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi

"A gripping story of Sarajevo under siege." --J. M. Coetzee, author of "Disgrace " and "Diary of a Bad Year"

"Steven Galloway's "The Cellist of Sarajevo " is a wonderful story, a tribute to the human spirit in the face of insanity." --Kevin Baker, author of "Dreamland " and "Paradise Alley"

General Fields

  • : 9781594483653
  • : Riverhead Books
  • : March 2009
  • : 180mm X 130mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 309
  • : 813.6
  • : 235