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Shadows of Berlin

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Shadows of Berlin

1955 in New York City: the city of instant coffee, bagels at Katz's Deli, new-fangled TVs. But in the Perlman's walk-up in Chelsea, the past is as close as the present. Rachel came to Manhattan in a wave of displaced Jews who managed to survive the horrors of war. Her Uncle Fritz fleeing with her, Rachel hoped to find freedom from her pain in New York and in the arms of her new American husband, Aaron. But this child of Berlin and daughter of an artist cannot seem to outrun her guilt in the role of American housewife, not until she can shed the ghosts of her past. And when Uncle Fritz discovers the most shocking portrait that her mother had ever painted, Rachel's memories begin to terrorize her, forcing her to face the choices she made to stay alive --- choices that might be her undoing.

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Shadows of Berlin
by David R. Gillham

  • Publication Date: January 24, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
  • ISBN-10: 1728260116
  • ISBN-13: 9781728260112


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