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Ronald Balson: The Girl from Berlin

(Fiction, 352 p. 2019)

Dragged into an Italian property dispute, a couple uncover a handwritten memoir by Ada Baumgarten, a young Jewish violin prodigy in Berlin between the wars. Alternating between present and past, the novel involves mur­der, decep­tion, and greed as it offers the beau­ty of music and love, and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of redemption.

Discussion questions from Ronald Balson

Review by Barbara M. Bibel, Jewish Book Council, October 1, 2018

Interview by Elise Cooper, Crimespree Magazine, February 2, 2019