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A Mirror for my Counterpart

Can two halves of homelands become one?

When the muezzin sings, Huzur buries her head under her pillow. When her colleagues at the school in Wedding reduce her to her Turkish heritage, she comes to class wearing a headscarf - and is suspended. When a strange man at the ...


End in Sight

"About all the good reasons to die and all the much betterreasons to stay alive."

At the age of 70, Hella wants to die. In Switzerland, in a hospital. And so she sets depression. out on her journey. Her aging Passat will manage this final trip. But then, just as she gets ...


Spacemen

Buildings can be demolished and rebuilt; memories can not

Jan and his parents speak very little with eachother and certainly not about the past. It isn't until Mr. Kern appears that the family's fragile equilibrium begins to unravel. What kind of relationship did Jan's ...


Tupolew 134

In her new novel, Antje Rávic Strubel gives us a highjacked plane and a difficult, if not impossible, quest for the truth. She has taken a real story as her inspiration: in 1978 a Tupolew 134 was hijacked by two citizens from East Germany who were on a flight from Gdansk to West Berlin. The ...
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Don’t Forget a Single Word

Three eras, three women, three fates
Set in the Silesian town of Gleiwitz, the stories of Martha, Maria, and Magda trace the history of this border region: following the Germans, Poles, and Czechs, Christians and Jews, who loved and hated each other, were expelled and whose ...