City of Women
By David R. Gillham
(Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780425252963, 448pp.)
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
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It is 1943--the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.
On the surface, Sigrid Schroder is the model German soldier's wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.
But behind this facade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets--she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two . . .
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