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Critical Praise

"David Gillham's excellent new novel, City of Women, is built on one of the most extraordinary and faithful recreations of a time in history—Berlin in World War II—that I've ever read."

— Alan Furst

"In this moving and masterful debut, David Gillham brings war-torn Berlin to life and reveals the extraordinary mettle of women tested to their limits and beyond. Powerful and piercingly real. You won’t soon forget these characters."

— Paula McLain, New YorkTimes bestselling author of THE PARIS WIFE

"If you enjoy beautiful story telling, gripping suspense, and a distractingly romantic plot, this is the book for you! An exciting, page turning read!"

— Kathleen Grissom, THE KITCHEN HOUSE

"City of Women is a big, brilliant, passionate book, a masterful evocation of Hitler’s Berlin in all its claustrophobia, duplicity, and fear. This is a thriller of searing intensity that asks the most urgent of questions—how to love, who to trust, what can be saved in the very darkest of times. I found it utterly compelling."

— Margaret Leroy, NYT bestseller THE SOLDIER’S WIFE

"Haunting and sensual, City of Womenis a story of sisterhood and survival, of the unfathomable choices made and consequences suffered by those pushed to the brink. David Gillham has depicted a little-known aspect of the war with humanity and grace and in doing so has made an important contribution to the world of Holocaust literature."

— Pam Jenoff, international bestselling author of THE THINGS WE CHERISHED