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.
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.
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