Ter Borg shows great restraint with her characters, who give little away but nonetheless pose profound questions about compassion, responsibility and self-preservation. She sees no need for easy answers and doesn't try to smooth the tangles of a complicated story that spans almost a century and is weighted down by two world wars. With every page, there is a mounting sense of the things that don't get talked about.Read the rest ...
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The Gift from Berlin reviewed at The Globe & Mail
This morning brings us a fantastic review of The Gift from Berlin, written by the delightful Lucette ter Borg and translated by the nicest lady on Earth, Liedewy Hawke.