This menu provides readers with a unique word-dining companion: Death.
The Book Thief
A “Chef’s Choice,” this historical, hefty YA novel by Markus Zusak is set in Nazi, Germany and provides a unique dining experience with its personification of Death, who serves as the novel’s narrator.
Takeout Orders Available at Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI.
Because I could not stop for Death
Like all of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, this poem is both light and complex as her narrator is taken on a sensory-filled carriage ride by Death.
Served at the Poetry Foundation
Suggested Word Pairings
Sip and savor these words as you feast on the main reading course.
“To die, to sleep –
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come…”William Shakespeare
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”Rumi
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