Ellen Feldman is the acclaimed author of Scottsboro, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, which was translated into nine languages, Next to Love, Terrible Virtue, The Unwitting and Lucy. A former Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, she has a BA and MA in modern history from Bryn Mawr College and after graduate studies at Columbia University, she worked for a New York publishing house, like Charlotte in Paris Never Leaves You. She has lectured around the US, Germany and the UK. She lives in New York and Amagansett with her husband and rescue terrier Charlie.
'A gorgeous, shattering novel that could not be more timely about the dark damage of hatred and the persistence of love.' -- Caroline Leavitt, NYT bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow 'A beautiful, atmospheric novel that transports us to Occupied Berlin, a perfect setting in which to examine the contours of shame, as well as the possibilities of forgiveness.' -- Elizabeth J. Church, author of The Atomic Weight of Love and All the Beautiful Girls 'Ellen Feldman masters the two great challenges of the historical novel, mapping the human heart as expertly as she does another time and place. Her story sears, uplifts and compels. A terrific read, brilliantly written.' -- Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley 'Postwar Berlin springs vividly to life in this engrossing, emotionally powerful novel ... Beautifully written, rich with detail and a brilliantly drawn cast of characters, from a writer with an unrivaled grasp of history and the human heart.' -- Liza Gyllenhaal, author of Local Knowledge 'A deeply satisfying and truly adult novel.' -- Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy