Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stasiland by Anna Funder....Review & Giveaway!

Are you looking for a completely engrossing read?  Head out to pick up Stasiland by Anna Funder and I guaranty you will not be disappointed!  Here is the scoop...

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterward the two Germanys reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder’s bestselling Stasiland brings us extraordinary tales of real lives in the former East Germany. She meets Miriam, who tried to escape to West Berlin as a sixteen-year-old; hears the heartbreaking story of Frau Paul, who was separated from her baby by the Berlin Wall; and gets drunk with the legendary “Mik Jegger of the East,” once declared by the authorities—to his face—“no longer to exist.” And she meets the Stasi men themselves, still proud of their surveillance methods. Funder’s powerful account of that brutal world has become a contemporary classic. 



I found this book to be absolutely riveting.  I was really blown away by the stories of the people directly affected by the Berlin Wall.  I really enjoyed how Funder found and spoke to not only the people tortured by the Stasi but also the Stasi men in the flesh.  Of course I knew about the Berlin Wall and the history behind it but after reading Stasiland I feel like I have a deeper and more meaningful understanding.  Anna Funder does an amazing job of telling the stories of the people she features and I am so grateful to know their stories.  An excellent read!  Pick it up today on Amazon...



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32 comments:

Heather said...

I will be reading it myself first!
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slb3334 said...

I would read it.

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Hifam said...

I would read it myself and then share it with my mom and dad to read. jody h

bored2quickly said...

I would be reading it and than passing it along to my sister's! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Marci J said...

reading it myself first!

Desmond said...

It's for me...

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Shilo Beedy said...

I would give it to my mom and then maybe read it at some point
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Kathy said...

I would read it myself

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I would read it then pass it on to others
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tanya904 said...

i would read this and then probably give it to my mother
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Nicole C. said...

I will read this and then give it to my best friend to read.

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Niecey said...

I'd read it myself
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ErinDaniels said...

I will be reading this myself :)

Tawnya said...

I would like to give it as a gift!

The Teacher said...

I am an avid reader
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beth said...

I will read this and then pass it along
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Unknown said...

I will read this and then pass it onto the people in my book club.
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degood said...

I would read this for myself.

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Brittany said...

I would give this to my dad.

A.L. said...

Oh I will most DEFINITELY be reading this myself! So excited.
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Melody Boals said...

I will definitely be reading this, and then gifting it to my mother! We will both love it!!!
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Sweetsillysara said...

I would read it myself then donate it to my local library!

Marci J said...

read it myself then let friends borrow it

Anonymous said...

This will be for my neighbor.

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Laurie said...

My sis would love this

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Renee G said...

I would read this and pass it on to my mom and sister.
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Donna said...

I would read it.
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Jim said...

i would like to read this

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JaneSToney said...

I would be giving this as a gift to my mother.

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ezmerelda said...

I would read it myself first and then pass it on along to other readers.

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