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Candlelight in a Storm

Born to Be a Berliner

Naveen Sridhar


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Naveen Sridhar has writtena literary love story which is partial memoir, partial biography. Sridhars connection with the subject of the story, his wife Renate, gives a unique..perspective about growing up in Germany during WW II and what life was like behind the Berlin Wall. Whilst most books focus on Allied soldiers and their families or the Holocaust, this book focuses on how the German people also suffered during the pivotal and haunting timewhat life was like for ordinary Germans living the rule of government policies and ideologies in which many could not be trusted What I specially lovedwas the glimpse this gave into the unsung heroesthe wives and mothers who silently endured the pain and heartbreak of missing loved ones while keeping the country running.Another fascinating partwas looking at the difficulties citizens faced when traveling between East and West Germany. Seeing how the country was divided because of a border wall and making enemies out of former neighbors really resonated with topics made instant connections with todays headlines. a careful look will show that modern people deal with the same issues. The lessons of diversity and acceptance, so new to us today, were also challenges for the characters during this time period. A modern reader will have a lot to consider and much to learn from Renates examples. At the end of the day we are all Berliners. Pacific Book Review For anyone thinking of writing this sort of family biography, this is a textbook in how to do it.stylistically richboth detailed and breezy, with enough dialog.due to the strength of his writing and the thoroughness of his research SPR Review .erudite without being overbearinga unique, spellbinding biography..both charming and elucidating. IndieReader Review you feel with the flowconnect with the pages as you move ontrue events peered with a beautiful narrative. Ashvamegh Int. J. of English Literature Sridhar has a talent for highlighting the goodcreates a charmed story with continual reinventions. Clarion Review effectively portray the hardships of lifeshows how the sustained love of two people can surmount any adversity blueink Review much more than the history of one individual; it is a window o to the struggles ordinary Germans faced during the Cold War excellent a chronicle of Cold War Germany, Sridhars well-written and informative narrative sheds new light on the often underreported trials of its citizens and foreign residents. Recommended by the US Review of Books

Authorhouse UK, 9781504944533, 284pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2015

About the Author

Naveen Sridhar is a scientist and an author living in Germany. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical engineering. In his career as a research scientist in the German industry he has published a vast number of scientific articles. Beside his profession he was also active in the field of entertainment and authored in 2011 the book A Complete Guide to Ventriloquism: Principles, Practice and Performance. Born in India, he migrated to Germany at an early age for studies at the Technical University of Berlin. Widely travelled, he is fluent in eight languages. He lives with his wife in Germany. They have two grown sons.