When still a young woman, Else made two promises to herself: to live life to the fullest, and to have a child with every man she loves. So here, too, are the stories of Fritz, Hans, and Erich- husbands, companions, lovers, and emissaries of a world in which mean repeatedly prove inadequate. Here are the stories of Peter, Bettina, and Angelika, Else's three children, born to three different fathers. Here, too, is World War I, then the roaring twenties...here are are the ominous 1930s and the advent of Nazism, the dreadful racial laws, and for Else, a Jew estranged from her heritage, exile in Bulgaria...But Else will make a fatal mistake...The blurb is longer (the book is a brick, too) but you get the idea. Sounds great, yes?
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