It’s not as if you need an excuse to spend time with a novel that grabs you and won’t let go. But if you did: it’s way too cold to be traipsing around in the snow. So pick up one of these books that are hard to put down, and stay inside!
"Another compelling, intellectually charged period piece by Kanon, who works in the shadows of fear as well as anyone now writing."
Set in 1949, a few years after Kanon's The Good German (2001), this novel explores the grave moral complexities of life in Soviet-controlled East Berlin through the tense encounters of Alex Meier, a young Jewish novelist of some renown working for the CIA. Read full book review >