In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles in with the Winkelmeier clan just as the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe. The political climate in the multifaceted cultural jigsaw puzzle of Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects the fragile relations between the couple and the families.
The story follows their lot through the war with its predictable and also its unexpected turns and events and the equally hard times after.
This book is part of a Trilogy, currently loosely entitled “The Three Nations Trilogy”. The three novels all deal with similar themes of home and identity in various Central European Countries affected by war and political changes.