Books by Philip Boehm

HERE COMES MRS. KUGELMAN by Minka Pradelski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A melancholy yet life-affirming story from the ashes of the Holocaust."
Pradelski debuts with a novel that makes flesh and blood of the Jewish citizens of pre-World War II Bedzin, Silesia Read full book review >
THE HUNGER ANGEL by Philip Boehm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Müller's work is not without flaws. Leo's sexual orientation is not well integrated into the narrative; his post-camp experiences are too compressed. The novel is still a notable addition to labor camp literature."
This novel of the Gulag was first published in Germany in 2009, the same year that its German-Romanian author won the Nobel Prize.  Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 4, 2005

"Frank and affecting, a remarkable piece of war literature."
Complex, closely observed diary by a woman living in conquered Berlin at the end of WWII. Read full book review >
DEATH IN DANZIG by Stefan Chwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Although Americans may find the historical terrain quite foreign, Chwin's is a masterful and important work that brilliantly highlights the power of fate and the true anguish it can cause."
The first English translation of renowned Polish novelist Chwin is a portrait of the bitter history of Danzig, the German city in Poland that suffered as much from the peace of 1945 as from the war that preceded it. Read full book review >
WILLENBROCK by Christoph Hein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Interesting glimpse of daily life behind the ruins of the Iron Curtain, though a bit ponderous and overheated in the end."
A law-abiding Berliner is pushed over the edge by the Russian punks who have taken over his town in this German Dirty Harry by Hein (The Tango Player, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
WORDS TO OUTLIVE US by Michal Grynberg
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"Grim and transfixing documentation of life in hell, providing an indispensable record for historians and making an invaluable addition to the English-language literature of the Holocaust."
An extraordinary collection of diaries, letters, and journals from the Warsaw ghetto. Read full book review >
THE APPOINTMENT by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Sensitive, observant, unrelenting—and compelling."
Romanian-born Müller (The Land of Green Plums, 1996, etc.) now lives in Berlin, having successfully fled after running afoul of the Ceausescu regime. Here, she offers a grim portrait of totalitarian life's squalor and pain. Read full book review >