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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

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 . . .

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    The author takes a tough subject, Germany under Hitler's terror, and approaches it In a way that you want to keep reading. When you think you understand what motivates each character in the book they turn around surprise you, sometimes in a good way and sometimes not. It is a good read.

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    This is one of just a few books that kept my attention page after page. Parts of this were crude but I understand it as it relates to the storyline - and why. I am not a good reviewer but I do know a very good book when I read one : )

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    One of the best I have read this year..woman in Berlin during war helping the Jewish people escape..helping her friend

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