City of Women
ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR It is 1943the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as... show more
ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR It is 1943the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder 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 façade 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 secretsshe soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two . . . READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Publish date: May 7th 2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 437
Edition language: English
This is dark and unsettling story that provides an eye opening glimpse into what life may have been for women living in Berlin during the hostilities of WW11. Set in 1943, the city is void of men, most have gone to fight on two fronts and Berlin has become a city of women, children and elderly. This...
City of Women, by David Gillham, was another three star book for me. It is a second world war book, but set rather unusually in 1943 Berlin. The title comes from the fact that most men of military age were away serving in the armed forces, mostly out east in the Soviet Union. Despite this, there s...
Set in 1943, when Hitler's plans are finally beginning to unravel, City Of Women is the story of Sigrid a middle-aged woman whose husband is fighting on the the Eastern Front and who stumbles into helping to hide Jews. It's a tense, tightly-plotted and intelligent thriller and Gillham superbly conve...
Sigrid’s husband is far away at the war and she’s living very bored life with boring job and living with her mother-in-law. But then she meets Egon at the cinema and they became lovers. She also befriends young girl named Ericha who has ties with underground movement that helps Jews. I had read l...
The book's title indicates what Berlin was like during WWII....women waiting for their soldiers to return home, women enduring the air raids, women keeping an eye out for traitors and those not following the German edicts at that time, and women going to work. Sigrid lived with her mother-in-law ...