A Finalist for the Costa Book Award
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize
Named a Best Book of the Year by
The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine
In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her "soul place," she said-a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge-until the 1930s, when the Nazis' rise to power forced them to leave.
The trip was his grandmother's chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out.
The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden hous
To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||6.3 MB|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781250065087 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|
|This ebook will only be sold to customers with a billing address in:|
|Afghanistan, Alan Island, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, BQ, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, CW, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (The Democratic Republic of the), Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Georgia, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Korea (Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Macau, Macedonia (The Former Yugoslav Republic of), Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova (Republic of), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Palau, Palestinian Territory (Occupied), Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, SX, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin (French Part), Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen|