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"The Book Thief" Author Markus Zusak Has A New Book Coming Out And It Sounds So Good

Bridge of Clay finally has a release date!

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If you're anything like me, i.e. a huge fan of Aussie author Markus Zusak, you have been waiting for his next book for a looooooong time.

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The Book Thief came out 13 years ago!

It's called Bridge of Clay, and there's been talk of it coming out since at least 2011.

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The good news is we officially have a release date: October 9, 2018. YES, IT'LL BE HERE THIS YEAR.

Pan Macmillan, Random House

It's being released by Pan Macmillan in Australia and Random House in the US.

And here's the blurb:

"The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.

The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?"

In a statement, Zusak said, “Thirteen years is probably long enough between books, but Bridge of Clay was never meant to be easy."

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"It’s a boy in search of a miracle, and that’s how I feel about finishing. Every book we write means something to us, but sometimes it comes to mean everything –and Bridge of Clay, for me, is that latter type: the book you have to fight for, but is all the more rewarding. I hope readers will enjoy spending time with the Dunbar boys, and all their raucous habits – but it’s Clay I feel for most, and his attempt to build that bridge of his, and find a way back home.”

Is it October yet?!