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Middle-aged and still reeling from her four-year-old divorce, Dee spends her days helping people piece together their family histories and worrying about the day her adopted daughter Jill will meet her birth mother. But when Dee meets seventy-four-year-old Mikhail, she is drawn from her life in present-day Seattle to war-torn Europe a half-century earlier. As a young man, Mikhail fled his native Latvia into Germany to escape Hitler's army. Forced to leave his loved ones behind, he eventually reached the United States to begin a life there. Decades later, the Berlin Wall fell, the Iron Curtain was lifted, and Mikhail learned he had a child back in Europe. With Dee's help, he sets out to reconcile with his son before it's too late, and together the pair embark on an emotional journey of healing. From Seattle to New York City, from Berlin, Germany, to Riga, Latvia, The Berlin Connection is a compelling novel that resonates with the human drama of loss and new beginnings.