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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Whom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved? A gripping tale of Berlin in the Second World War, from the author of Annelies.

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.

On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.

But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two . . .

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
August 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Mamagrowler ,

Wartime Berlin

A city of women, some of whom show incredible courage helping the 'submarines' - the hidden Berlin. Some do it for the best of reason, some fall into the role for the worst of reasons.

This is a hard story for a hard time, and the protagonist is not a sympathetic personality, but that just makes the story better. Read The City of Women for just those reasons.

Weather Wonk ,

City of Women

What a nail- biting, exciting, thought- provoking novel! I kept thinking what a great movie this would be. After this length of time from WWII, it's hard to imagine what it would feel like having neighbors and supposed friends turn you in to the Gastapo for making an off- hand remark about the regime or the Fuhrer. How would we feel watching an ethnic group being rounded up and transported to who knows where? This was a great read.

MaestraG ,

Great Read!

I am generally a slow reader but I was so engaged by this story that I read it in record time. It is definitely one of those stories that leaves you wanting more. I have always wondered, "What would I have done if I were living through WWII?" This book tells a tale of women that maybe I'd wish I could say would have been me. It makes you think and keeps you guessing. I look forward to reading his other novel.

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