Brown Bag Books

Kairos - Jenny Erpenbeck

Do you like Cold War stories set in Berlin in the days leading up to and following the fall of The Wall? Do you like a romance that feels like you're hiding in someone's closet, watching it all unfold while also feeling guilty about eavesdropping? Do you like great writers? Well, then we have the book for you! My best read for 2023, but then all of these descriptors hit me the right way, including the eavesdropping. Jenny Erpenbeck is a Big Deal German Writer, as it should be. This is a like-new, hardback copy found in Berlin (naturlich!), and I will be both happy and sad when someone gets it.