Safier, David Mieses Karma 282 pages, Rowohlt TB. (2008)
TV presenter Kim Lange dies in an accident. In the afterlife she finds out she has bad karma and has to be reborn as an ant. From now on, she must engage in many good deeds to climb back up the heirachy.
Schenkel, Andrea M. Tannöd 125 pages, Edition Nautilus (2007) ISBN 9783894014797
The inhabitants of an isolated farm are murdered. They appear to have been loners, sly and miserly. Based on an authentic case the strained relationships within the village population which led to this gruesome revenge unfold.
Schimmang, Jochen Das Beste, was wir hatten 320 pages, Edition Nautilus (2009) ISBN 9783894015985
Schimmang tells the story of Leo Münks, working for the German Ministry of the Interior, and Gregor Korff, ministerial advisor. Their world becomes unsettled as the wall falls: Gregor finds out that the love of his life was a Stasi-spy; and Leo nearly proved to be the undoing of a friend of his from his Berlin student days. A suspenseful novel about the last decades of the Bonn republic.
Schmidt, Kathrin Du stirbst nicht 347 pages, Kiepenheuer & Witsch (2009) ISBN 9783462040982
Kathrin Schmidt, winner of the German Book Prize 2009, tells a story of regaining the world: The heroine, waking from a coma after a brain hemorrhage, searches for her lost language and memory. This is a story about her family, her marriage and an unplanned, unheard of love affair, and also deals with the former GDR, the years between reunification and the beginning of our century.
Schmitter, Elke Veras Tochter 192 pages, Berlin Verlag (2006) ISBN 9783827006424
What if the first big love has already been the last one and leaves nothing but emptiness? Escaping her everyday life in a provincial town behind, the protagonist opts for a life in former West Berlin and Cologne.
Schoch, Julia Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers 149 pages, Piper (2009) ISBN 9783492052528
The disparate stories of two sisters. One moved to the West after the wall fell, the other remained in the ex GDR. The latter is always asking herself “What would my life have been like if the GDR had remained a communist state?”
Schulze, Ingo Adam und Evelyn 313 pages, Berlin (2008) ISBN 9783827008107
Late Summer in 1989 and suddenly Hungary opens its borders. The forbidden West with all its temptations is tantalizingly close. Ingo Schulze describes the myth of Adam and Eve as a modern desire for paradise.