Fiction books about the berlin wall

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fiction books about the berlin wall

Popular Berlin Wall Books

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Popular Berlin Wall Books

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The time: The place: the Mass Pike. This Cold War classic from is about a British spy who purposely goes to seed in order to lure enemy recruiters. After the Wall was built, for three decades, the number was barely 5, Author Jana Hensel of Leipzig was 13 when the Wall came down, and that ambivalent loss shrouds this moody memoir, a huge bestseller in Europe.

The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider

Young Gerta wakes up to see that the Berlin Wall has been built overnight, dividing not only her city but her family. Her father and brother Dominic went looking for work on the west side of the city and now they cannot return home. Gerta, her mother, and brother Fritz are trapped in East Berlin. Years pass and resentment of Russian oppression and her family's separation make the now year-old more than ready to take a dangerous chance when her father's smuggled clues encourage her to dig a tunnel to freedom. Nielsen, best known for her fantasy novels, proves she is equally skilled at historical fiction in this solidly structured, balanced account of the origins of an infamous historical landmark. Distinct supporting characters each react differently to Russian rule and demonstrate the harrowing choices people made to survive, encouraging readers to consider what they would have done if fate and history had cast them into the story.

Home Latest Ten great books set in Berlin. This intriguing city has a tumultuous past, but has been reborn as a youthfully vibrant centre for arts, culture and music. What could possibly be better at the end of a busy day exploring history and culture than to curl up with a book that is firmly set in this fascinating city? The ten books below — novels, travelogues and memoirs — are all highly rated on the TripFiction database and in no particular order:. Stealing the Future by Max Hertzberg. A counter-factual spy thriller set in East Berlin in the early s.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Party-Pooper says:

    Autobiography in a simple sentence life love quotes for him

  2. Lance R. says:

    As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, here The Wall Jumper tells their stories in what might be the best Wall fiction.

  3. Kevin L. says:

    The book captures the reality of life behind the wall, as people work to survive under the oppressive system with no end in sight.

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