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City of Women

It is 1943 --- the height of the Second World War. With the men taken by the army, Berlin has become a city of women. And while her husband fights on the Eastern Front, Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model 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 who dreams of her former Jewish lover, who is now lost in the chaos of the war.

Sigrid’s tedious existence is turned upside down when she finds herself hiding a mother and her two young daughters --- whom she believes might be her lover’s family --- and she must make terrifying choices that could cost her everything.

City of Women
by David R. Gillham

  • Publication Date: August 7, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
  • ISBN-10: 039915776X
  • ISBN-13: 9780399157769