Her dream was to open a bookstore, but would her dream about opening a French bookstore in Berlin in 1920 be a good idea?
She was successful until 1935 when the police started showing up and confiscating books from her shelves and newspapers because they had been blacklisted.
Besides scrutinizing her books, they questioned her travels. This was just the beginning of her hardships and ordeals.
A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN tells the story of Francoise Frenkel's life and her love of books, her bookshop, and France. We follow her as she lives through occupied France and endures what the European people had to deal with. Unthinkable, unpleasant misery and situations plagued her and all people during this time.
A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN is a treasure for historical fiction fans as well as book lovers.
I normally do not read memoirs, but A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN is very well done and educational.
You were easily put into Francoise’s situations and her emotions were yours. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.