Fifteen-year-old Michael Berg becomes ill on the way home from school. A woman takes care of him. The boy arrives at her home with a bunch of flowers to thank her. And then comes back again. Hanna is the first woman he has ever desired. But there is something harsh about her. His questions about her family and her life go unanswered. One day Hanna simply disappears. Michael's life goes on, but he can't forget her.
Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved so passionately is a criminal. Much about her behavior during the trial makes no sense. But then, suddenly and terribly, it does -- Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret.
The past erupts into the present -- both his past with Hanna, and Germany's past. And Michael must accept the fact that he will never be fre
Germany -- Fiction
Illiterate persons -- Fiction
Law students -- Fiction
Seduction -- Fiction
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction
War crime trials
War crime trials -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Fiction
|Grouped Work ID||b14e19bb-420d-c7b1-2dc4-44839f075584|
|Grouping Author||schlink bernhard|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-18 22:54:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-10-18 00:08:01AM|
|auth_author2||Janeway, Carol Brown., Scott, Campbell.|
|author2-role||Janeway, Carol Brown., Janeway, Carol Brown.|Translator, Scott, Campbell.|Narrator|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Bordeaux, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Bordeaux - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.
When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||03757079721998, 9780307454898, 9780375408267, 9780375726972, 9780679442790, 9780739375952, 9781415960141|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction Schlink, Fiction Schlink|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Bordeaux, Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1997, 1999, 2001, 2008|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000097249|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Pantheon Books,|c1997.|218 p. ; 20 cm., ils:CARL0000319286|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Random House Audio,|p1999.|4 sound discs (4 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:1c1b1ccf-0747-45f9-b919-1c8164820c92|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2008|, overdrive:9d7d0536-82b3-4a33-8bf9-c362de55b829|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2001||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Compact discs, Germany -- Fiction, Illiterate persons -- Fiction, Law students -- Fiction, Love stories, Psychological fiction, Seduction -- Fiction, Trials (Murder) -- Fiction, War crime trials -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Fiction|
|title_full||The Reader, The reader / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway, The reader [sound recording] / Bernhard Schlink ; [translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway]|
|topic_facet||Atrocities, Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Compact discs, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Illiterate persons, Law students, Literature, Love stories, Psychological fiction, Seduction, Trials (Murder), War crime trials, World War, 1939-1945|