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  • Location: Berlin



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1989: Two weeks after the fall of the Wall…a German- Jewish woman meets an interesting man..

  • ISBN: 978-1935902706
  • Genre: Fiction, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 16-year-old New Yorker Molly Lenzfeld, the daughter of a German-Jewish mother who fled the Nazis in 1938, is off to her mother’s birth house in East Berlin. On the subway trip, wallflower Molly meets 19-year-old East German wildflower Mick Maier. It’s love at first sight and a journey into an unknown land, into the labyrinth of Berlin’s underground world, a fertile terrain where they discover each other, the absurdities of the divided city, and the wonder of love.

Travel Guide


“It’s grey out today, like most days in November in Berlin, like a black-and-white photograph from the 1930s in one of my mother’s own photo albums. Murky skies, bares trees, cobble stones the color of pumice and charcoal. Old ladies leaning on canes roam the streets bundled up in bulky grey woolens and fat brown fur hats.

Sometimes a color floats by, a bright yellow mohair knit coat on a stately African woman, a royal blue poodle hat on a toddler in a stroller, an explosion of pink from heather bushes displayed at the florist’s up the block.

Grey, murky, bare. That’s how I envisioned Berlin “

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Wallflower

Destination: Berlin  Author/Guide: Holly-Jane Rahlens  Departure Time: 1989

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