Tuesday, July 8, 2008
"The star of the book is Berlin itself. Winger deftly reveals its history and cultural significance: the secrets of the elegant 19th-century building where Walter and Hope live; the playground located in the footprint of a building bombed during World War II; West Berlin as an insular beacon of democracy; the role of a new Berlin after German unification. References to Berlin's vanished Jewish community and German attitudes toward Jews...[culminate] in a touching scene in which Walter and Hope make peace with the past."
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