The EU Book Club in June will be held by the German Consulate General about the German novel “This House is Mine” by German author Dörte Hansen.
This House is Mine” by Dörte Hansen.
All her life Vera has felt like a stranger in the old and drafty half-timbered farmhouse she arrived at as a five-year-old refugee from East Prussia in 1945, and yet she can’t seem to let it go. Sixty years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son.
Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg neighborhood she never fit into after her relationship imploded. Vera and Anne are strangers to each other but have much more in common than they think. As the two strong-willed and very different women share the great old house, they find what they have never thought to search for: a family.
The Author, Dörte Hansen
Dörte Hansen was born in Husum in northern Germany. She studied languages and completed a Ph.D. in linguistics. She then turned to journalism, spent several years working as a radio editor, and is now an author for radio and print. This House Is Mine is her first novel and at the same time an international bestseller that showcases her impressive talent for characterization and dialogue in an exceptional book that combines emotional depth and humor.
Note: The English translation of the novel, is available in paperback and e-books formats at Chapters and Amazon and also at the Burnaby Public Library.
Admission is free, but registration is mandatory by email firstname.lastname@example.org