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How does a Nation recover from its collective shame, how does it rebuild itself into a modern state and deal with its horrendous past and the difficult path ahead? Restructuring of the political landscape & the influence of religion are strong themes in this historical family saga & post war drama set in Germany 1940 - 1976.
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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. He now lives in the UK.http://www.facebook.com/WriterChristophFischer?ref=hl http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/ http://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/
The Luck of the WeissensteinersIn the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 the daughter of a Jewish weaver falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner seemingly settles in with her in-laws but the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe and re-draw the visible and invisible borders. The political climate of the disintegrating Czechoslovakian state and personal conflicts make relations between the couple and the families more complex. The story follows them through the war with its predictable and its unexpected turns and events and the equally hard times after. What makes this book so extraordinary is the chance to consider the many different people who were never in concentration camps, never in the military, yet who nonetheless had their own indelible Holocaust experiences. This is a wide-ranging, historically accurate exploration of the connections between social status, personal integrity and, as the title says, luck. Amazon: http://bookshow.me/B00AFQC4QC Goodreads: http://bit.ly/12Rnup8 Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1bua395
SebastianSebastian is the story of a young man who has his leg amputated before World War I. When his father is drafted to the war it falls on to him to run the family grocery store in Vienna, to grow into his responsibilities, bear loss and uncertainty and hopefully find love. Sebastian, his extended family and the store employees experience the ‘golden days’ of pre-war Vienna, the times of the war and the end of the Monarchy while trying to make a living and to preserve what they hold dear. Fischer convincingly describes life in Vienna during the war, how it affected the people in an otherwise safe and prosperous location, the beginning of the end for the Monarchy, the arrival of modern thoughts and trends, the Viennese class system and the end of an era. Amazon: http://bookshow.me/B00CLL1UY6 Goodreads: http://ow.ly/pthHZ Facebook: http://ow.ly/pthNy
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1492391719
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1492391719