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The German House

by Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer

The German House Synopsis

What if everything your family ever told you was a lie? Frankfurt, 1963 At the war's end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city's streets, once cratered are smooth and paved. Shiny new stores replace scorched rubble. For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhn, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. Eager for her wealthy suitor, Jurgen Schoorman, to propose, Eva dreams of starting a new life away from her parents and sister. But Eva's plans are turned upside down when an American investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial. As she becomes more and more involved in the Frankfurt Trials, Eva begins to question her family's silence on the war and her future. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? What are they hiding? Does she really love Jurgen and will she be happy as a housewife? Though it means going against the wishes of her family and her lover, Eva, propelled by her own conscience, joins a team of fiery prosecutors determined to bring the Nazis to justice-a decision that will help change her country forever.

The German House Press Reviews

`From the first pages The German House creates a movie in the reader's mind and it doesn't tear off until the last chapter' Der Spiegel

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008359867
Publication date: 12th December 2019
Author: Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer
Publisher: HarperVia an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer

Annette Hess grew up in Hanover and currently lives in Lower Saxony. She initially studied painting and interior design, and later scenic writing. She worked as a freelance journalist and assistant director, before launching a successful career as a screenwriter. Her critically-acclaimed and popular television series Weissensee, Ku'damm 56 and Ku'damm 59 are credited with revitalizing German TV. She has received numerous awards from the Grimme Prize to the Frankfurt Prize to the German Television Prize. The German Inn is her first novel.

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