Books set in Germany (56)


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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Inspired by a true story, Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin is the gripping tale of an ordinary man's determination to defy the tyranny of Nazi rule. Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of their quiet existence, they begin a silent campaign of defiance, ... continue

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Berlin - Lieblingsorte by Bettina Rust DE

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
A collection of the author's favorite places in Berlin, written as short stories. You love Berlin and know the extraordinary city on the Spree like the back of your hand? You’ll be surprised by how much is still waiting to be discovered! This book will take you to places that may soon become some of your favourites and where you’ll want to return over and over again. What would a perfect day in Berlin look like? Start off with a panorama view of the city from the ‘Skyline’ canteen on the 20th floor of the Technical University. Afterwards make your way to the t... continue

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Berlin Alexanderplatz : The Story of Franz Biberkopf by Alfred Döblin EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied medicine in Berlin and specialized in the treatment of nervous diseases. Along with his experiences as a psychiatrist in the workers' quarter of Berlin, his writing was inspired by the work of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was first published in the literary magazine, Der Sturm. Associated with the Expressionist literary movement in Germany, he is now recognized as on of the most important modern European novelists. Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of the masterpieces of modern European literature and the first German novel to adopt the technique of Ja... continue


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Blackout : A Novel by Marc Elsberg EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
"Fast, tense, thrilling -- and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended." --Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series This is no accident. This is no act of God. This is Blackout. A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller. When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere. ... continue

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Cabeza de Perro by Morten Ramsland ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Esta divertida y originalísima novela sobre una saga familiar escandinava constituyó el acontecimiento editorial del año 2005 en Dinamarca, donde además de obtener un notable éxito de público —más de cien mil ejemplares vendidos— fue galardonada con los premios más importantes, entre ellos Autor del Año, Libro del Año y el Golden Laurel, concedido por los libreros de aquel país. Después de pasar unos años en Ámsterdam intentando abrirse camino como pintor, Asger regresa a Dinamarca para despedirse de su abuela Bjørk, que está a punto de morir. De esta manera, el joven se convierte en depositar... continue

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Cititorul by Bernhard Schlink RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Cititorul este tulburatoarea poveste a unei iubiri neobisnuite, dintre un adolescent si o femeie cu douazeci de ani mai in virsta. Povestea lor se intrerupe, dar se reia neasteptat dupa citiva ani, cind tinarul, acum student, isi regaseste iubita de altadata judecata pentru faptele comise pe vremea cind era supraveghetoare intr-un lagar SS din apropierea Cracoviei. "Cititorul este romanul unei deveniri, insa nu vad in el un Bildungsroman. Devenirea lui Michael Berg depaseste pragul individual si devine colectiva, a unei intregi generatii care trebuie sa invete cum sa isi vindece ranile... continue

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Das kalte Herz by Wilhelm Hauff DE

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany

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Das Tor zur Welt: Träume by Miriam Georg DE

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Stadt der Tränen, Stadt der Träume – die Hamburger Auswandererhallen. Die neue dramatische Saga vor einzigartiger Kulisse von Bestsellerautorin Miriam Georg! Jeden Tag arbeitet die junge Ava bis zur Erschöpfung auf dem Moorhof im Alten Land. Jede Nacht träumt sie vom Meer. Die Erinnerung an ihre Familie ist von Jahr zu Jahr mehr verblasst, kaum weiß sie noch den Namen ihrer Mutter. Irgendwann will Ava sie in Amerika wiederfinden. Claire Conrad ist reich. Sie ist schön. Und in ihrem willensstarken Kopf stehen die Zeichen auf Rebellion. Sie will reisen, die Welt sehen, aus den strengen Regeln de... continue

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De held van station Friedrichstrasse

De held van station Friedrichstrasse by Maxim Leo NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Wanneer de niet zo succesvolle videotheekeigenaar Michael Hartung bezoek krijgt van een journalist verandert zijn leven op slag. Uit Stasi-rapporten zou blijken dat Michael in 1983 als seinwachter verantwoordelijk moet zijn geweest voor een spectaculaire massavlucht uit de ddr, waarbij 127 mensen via station Friedrichstrasse in het Westen terechtkwamen. Michael ontkent aanvankelijk, maar na een behoorlijke vergoeding en een paar biertjes is hij bereid om het verhaal te bevestigen. Hij is tenslotte nog nooit belangrijk geweest, nog nooit een held. Niet veel later voelt het leven, met alle media... continue