Books set in Germany (31)

The Gambler

The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia

The Hangman's Daughter

The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.
Recommended: 03 Apr 2023

The Night Travelers

The Night Travelers : A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
Four generations of women experience love, loss, war, and hope from the rise of Nazism to the Cuban Revolution and finally, the fall of the Berlin Wall in this sweeping novel from the bestselling author of the “timely must-read” (People) The German Girl. Berlin, 1931: Ally Keller, a talented young poet, is alone and scared when she gives birth to a mixed-race daughter she names Lilith. As the Nazis rise to power, Ally knows she must keep her baby in the shadows to protect her against Hitler’s deadly ideology of Aryan purity. But as she grows, it becomes more and more difficult to keep Lilith h... continue
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

The Reader

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guardi... continue
Recommended: 16 Apr 2023

The Shortest History of Germany

The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz : A Novel by Heather Morris EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly ... continue


The Weight of Things by Marianne Fritz EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
“A harrowing book about the horrors of motherhood, jealousy, and war trauma.” —Kirkus Reviews The Weight of Things is the first book, and the first translated book, and possibly the only translatable book by Austrian writer Marianne Fritz (1948–2007). For after winning acclaim with this novel—awarded the Robert Walser Prize in 1978—she embarked on a 10,000-page literary project called “The Fortress,” creating over her lifetime elaborate colorful diagrams and typescripts so complicated that her publisher had to print them straight from her original documents. A project as brilliant as it is amb... continue
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022


Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck EN

Rating: 4     16 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
A forested property on a Brandenburg lake outside of Berlin lies at the heart of this novel. This novel offers us the stories of twelve individuals who make their homes here.
Recommended: 30 Apr 2023

Where You Come From

Where You Come From by Damion Searls, Sasa Stanisic EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
In August, 1992, a boy and his mother flee the war in Yugoslavia and arrive in Germany. Six months later, the boy’s father joins them, bringing a brown suitcase, insomnia, and a scar on his thigh. Saša Stanišic’s Where You Come From is a novel about this family, whose world is uprooted and remade by war: their history, their life before the conflict, and the years that followed their escape as they created a new life in a new country. Blending autofiction, fable, and choose-your-own-adventure, Where You Come From is set in a village where only thirteen people remain, in lost and made-up memori... continue
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

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