Novel

Now in paperback from Berkley Books

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CITY OF WOMEN

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.

A seamless blend of history and fiction, Gillham’s debut novel, City of Women, takes readers to wartime Berlin where it explores the transformation of a seemingly obedient German soldier’s wife. Sigrid Schröder works as a stenographer and lives with her mother-in-law in a Berlin flat.  Outwardly, she leads an ordinary life, coping with the wartime drudgeries and the return of the bombers to her city. But she is trapped in a loveless marriage and secretly rebels when she agrees to help a young woman on her “duty year” who is trying to protect Jewish “U-Boats” in hiding from the Gestapo.

In this page-turning novel, David Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times, and how the choices they make can be the difference between life and death.

Book Clubs! If you would like to inquire about scheduling a call-in discussion with me, email: cityofwomenbookclubs@gmail.com

 City of Women is available in paperback, hardcover, as an e-book, and on audio/CD (click here for audio sample)