The Weather in Berlin: A Novel

The Weather in Berlin: A Novel

by Ward Just
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The Weather in Berlin: A Novel by Ward Just

In this astute novel of Americans abroad, Ward Just turns his keen eye toward the dark underpinnings of nationalism, fame, and artistic integrity. When a famous Hollywood director travels to post-Wall Germany to rekindle his genius, he is unexpectedly reunited with an actress who mysteriously disappeared from the set of his movie thirty years before. Masterly and atmospheric, The Weather in Berlin explores the subtleties of artistic inspiration, the nature of memory, and the pull of the past.

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ISBN-13: 9780547710808
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/19/2003
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 713,227
File size: 544 KB

About the Author

Ward Just is the author of fourteen previous novels, including the National book Award finalist Echo House and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Award. In a career that began as a war correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post, Just has lived and written in half a dozen countries, including Britain, France, and Vietnam. His characters often lead public lives as politicians, civil servants, soldiers, artists, and writers. It is the tension between public duty and private conscience that animates much of his fiction, including Forgetfulness. Just and his wife, Sarah Catchpole, divide their time between Martha’s Vineyard and Paris.
WARD JUST's novels include Exiles in the Garden, Forgetfulness, the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

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The Weather in Berlin 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written, but in my opinion it has very weak points, too. The story of a director who travelles into his past to regain his talent and strength is intriguing. The language is beautiful, and at times extremely descriptive. That leads to the weak points. Sometimes you just want to put the book away, because absolutely nothing happens in the script. Just description. Additionally all people in this book seem to have wrecked personalities. The people in Berlin behave and talk in ways in this book you would never encounter in reality. Of course, sometimes the author needs to point out things by describing them harsher than they are, and it might be good altogether. It just seems surreal, like the whole book.