At the March meeting the German Book Club will read and discuss "Schatten im Paradies" (Shadows in Paradise) by Erich Maria Remarque. Remarque's last book, set in New York City in the 1940s, was published posthumously in 1972.
After years of hiding and surviving near death in a concentration camp, Ross is finally safe. Now living in New York City among old friends, far from Europe’s chilling atrocities, Ross soon meets Natasha, a beautiful model and fellow émigré, a warm heart to help him forget his cold memories.
Yet even as the war draws to its violent close, Ross cannot find peace.
Demons still pursue him. Whether they are ghosts from the past or the guilt of surviving, he does not know. For he is only beginning to understand that freedom is far from easy—and that paradise, however perfect, has a price.
- Publishers note
"Shadows in Paradise"
Published in english by Random House Trade Paperbacks
This book club is moderated by Karl Doerstling