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  • Published: 6 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241962244
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

City of Women




A gripping and evocative tale of life in Berlin at the height of the Second World War: romance, duplicity and unfathomable choices

In the very darkest hour, who do you trust, who do you love, and who can be saved? 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.

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: could they be her lover's family? Now she must make terrifying choices that could cost her everything.

  • Published: 6 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241962244
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

David Gillham

David Gillham is the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women. He trained as a writer at the University of Southern California. After relocating to New York, he worked in the book industry, and now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts.

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