Why did I love this book?
I first encountered this non-fiction book on East Germany while doing research for my novel. It is a riveting account of the author’s journey to Germany after the Wall came down to interview both people who resisted the authorities and people who worked for them. It provides incredible insight into the life and mindset of East Germans under the totalitarian regime. Many of the stories will leave you with your mouth hanging open in shock. I took it out of the library and then realized it was a book I needed to own, so I bought it and have read it several times.