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From the bestselling author of The Girl from Munich
After enduring the horror and chaos of postwar Germany, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia full of hope for a new life. It’s a land of opportunity, where Lotte and husband Erich hope to give their children the future they have always dreamed of.
After years of struggling to find their feet as `New Australians’, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich’s role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family.
As the shadow of the Vietnam War looms, the unexpected arrival of her former fiance Heinrich forces Lotte to a turning point.
Her decision will change her life forever – and to finally understand the true meaning of home.
PRAISE FOR THE GIRL FROM MUNICH `Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery.’ The Courier Mail `An epic tale, grand in scope … Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide.’ The Weekly Times `A tumultuous journey from order to bedlam, and from naive acceptance of the status quo to the gradual getting of political wisdom.’ Sunday Age `Stellar debut Aussie fiction combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories … Superb and enriching’ Better Reading
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