Monday, May 28, 2012

Mailbox Monday 05.28.12

Hosted this month by Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men taken by the army, Berlin has become a city of women. And while her husband fights on the Eastern Front, Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model 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 who dreams of her former Jewish lover, who is now lost in the chaos of the war.

Sigrid’s tedious existence is turned upside down when she finds herself hiding a mother and her two young daughters—whom she believes might be her lover’s family—and she must make terrifying choices that could cost her everything.

Won. Release date: August 7th.


Shoshanah said...

I'm always looking for new historical fiction books to read, and this one seems like one that I'd really wind up enjoying.

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

Nice book this week. I haven't heard of it before but it was interesting. I will have to add it to my list.
Happy reading,
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Anna said...

This sounds right up my alley. Can't wait for your thoughts!

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like a riveting read! I will keep an eye out for your review of it.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Nice win!