Das Haus der Geheimnisse
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Das Haus der Geheimnisse

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The year is 1852 and Brooklyn seems worlds away from the bustle of Manhattan. But it is in Brooklyn Heights that a house is built for independent, strong-willed Amy Benedict Tallant - a house to be as substantial as her new marriage. Yet the house would prove to be more enduring....

Here is a moving, panoramic novel of 140 years in the life of a remarkable family, and the m...more
Taschenbuch, 671 pages
Published February 29th 2004 by Btb (first published October 13th 1990)
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Story about three generations of women growing up in Brooklyn is ok but after almost seven hundred pages of one failed marriage after another... phew, I really had enough. That's even too much for light beach reads.

Terrible, terrible translation though... I hate it when a translated book feels and reads like a translation. This one is one of them.
A historical type fiction novel based about 4 generations of women/140 years of life of a family in Brooklyn, NY. who live in a majestic house that can only be owned by women. Being in 1850's the house was given to Amy Tallant by her father, in a period where it was unheard of for a woman to own a home. The book tells a story of how women have evolved thru the years, fighting against slavery, their marriages, their children, the suffragist movement, immigrants, a womans right to vote, the depres...more
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