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City of Women: A Novel
by David R. Gillham

Published: 2013-05-07
Paperback : 437 pages
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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.

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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 . . .

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  "City of Women"by reneekehres (see profile) 04/20/17

I loved the book. Enjoyed the many diverse people. The drama kept me turning the page. It is a little graphic and colorful..but hey we are adults...this book is in my very favorite top 10. Highly recommended.... (read more)

 
  "Great characters"by Abby0814 (see profile) 07/02/15

I enjoyed the diversity of characters in WWII Germany

 
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  "city of women"by bhale (see profile) 03/02/15

 
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