A New York Times Bestseller - Named A Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rocky Mountain News
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, and pacifist, and he has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts of an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Paperback, 326 pages, Ages 14 and up. Publisher: Mariner Books, April 1, 2006.