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Στο τραπέζι του λύκου

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  3,368 ratings  ·  552 reviews
Βόλφσάντσε, η Φωλιά του Λύκου. "Λύκος" ήταν το κωδικό του όνομα...

Γερμανία 1943: Χάνοντας ξαφνικά τα πάντα, η εικοσιεξάχρονη Ρόζα Ζάουερ παίρνει τη μοιραία απόφαση να εγκαταλείψει το τσακισμένο από τη λαίλαπα του πολέμου Βερολίνο και να αναζητήσει καταφύγιο στα πεθερικά της σε ένα χωριό κοντά στο Βόλφσάντσε, το μυστικό στρατηγείο του Χίτλερ.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 2019 by Ελληνικά Γράμματα (first published January 11th 2018)
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Will Byrnes
Fear comes to me three times a day, always without knocking. It sits beside me and if I stand up it follows me, by now it’s practically a constant companion.
World War II. Death could arrive at any moment, particularly when your city is being targeted by enemy bombers. In a way, a sudden violent end becomes the expectation. One to be avoided if at all possible, of course. Rosa Sauer flees the Allied bombing of Berlin in Autumn 1943. Though married, her husband had joined the army. She goes t
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Elyse Walters
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Flatiron Books for mailing me the advance copy of “At The Wolf’s Table” by the international best selling author: *Rosella Postorino*. This book was selling like hot cakes in Italy when it was first released- and soon Postorino was one of five nominees for the literature Campiello Prize.

THIS BOOK WILL BE RELEASED IN STORES IN THE U.S. in January 2019.

Rosella is also an editor. She speaks Italian, French, German, and English. This is her first novel translated into English.

This is
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Travel.with.a.book
First I want to thank the Publisher of the book Flatiron for providing me with a copy.
The book is a must must read because of one of the most powerful story I have personally ever read. I didn't know what the Wolf meant before reading the book I just read the book because of the best selling author Rosella Pastorino.
She is the icon of writting excellent and powerful books that stay and make you think for more than a while.
The wolf is a nickname for Hitler the book starts with Margot Wölk, the bo
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Jennifer Blankfein
For all reviews and recommendations (and links to article and video) please follow me on Book Nation by Jen. https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com

According to Google, “coming together and sharing a meal is the most communal and binding thing in almost every place in the world”. Eating together, and eating at all is usually considered a good thing, but after reading Rosella Postorino’s latest novel you may just change your mind!

Based on truth, At the Wolf’s Table is about a group of German women
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Acompassforbooks
At the Wolf's Table: A Novel by Rosella Postorino is the internationally bestselling novel based on the true story of Margot Wölk (1917-2014). She was a German secretary, who in 1942 was selected with other 14 women to taste Adolf Hitler’s food in case it were poisoned. Only many years later Margot Wölk, sole survivor of the group of tasters after the Second World War decides to publicly tell her story. She is 95 years old, and she reveals her truth only two years before dying in 2014. Hers is i ...more
Natasha Niezgoda
3.5 stars, rounded down. Didn't follow-through with what was promised.

Let’s talk about the pace of this book first. It was a slow start. It took me 140 pages (all of Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2) to emotionally connect with Rosa. Given that the book is only 275 pages, that’s a significant amount of time spent on building Rosa’s moral struggle without being exposed to it.

I’m not sure how to describe the content of this book. It narrates the victimhood of members within the Third Reich, bu
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Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
My View:
Brilliant!
A narrative that authentically involves you in the war time Germany where the impossible to accept, the dangerous, the unthinkable… is normalised. This is a study of group behaviour; of how social isolation, separation from family support, societal and military control, of how war affects those actively involved in the warfare and those who remain at home. It is also a story of love – in many forms, of violence, of living in perpetual/potential danger and a story of survival.

T
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angelareadsbooks
I was greatly disappointed by this one. I ended up abandoning the book at 50%. Just was not engaged with the writing or the characters. I recommend The Taster if you are looking for another book about this topic.
Anna
Rosa Sauer has left her home in Berlin to move in with her in-laws who live in the country. Her husband is fighting on the Eastern Front and has gone missing. Rosa and a group of women have been conscripted to be food tasters. They are brought to the Wolf's Lair, a hidden outpost Hitler uses to plan his next strategic move. Rosa and the women eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, all the foods Hitler will be served. They are the guinea pigs to determine if the food has been poisoned. The women are fe ...more
Kalen
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This seems to be getting a lot of mixed reviews (Thanks, Google Translate!) but I really liked it. The criticisms are that this isn't serious enough historical fiction and that Rosa isn't very sympathetic. For me, I think the only real stumbling block for me was her relationship with Ziegler which didn't feel believable. But what do I know?

The Shelf Awareness review of this one provides the best summary I have seen so far:

>Postorino's narrative is unusual among World War II novels. Rather t
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Jennifer (JC-S)
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘The Führer needs you.’

Adolf Hitler was afraid of being poisoned. Even in his heavily guarded headquarters, the Wolfsschanze (‘the Wolf’s Lair’), in East Prussia (now part of Poland) he feared that the British would poison him. In this novel, inspired by Margot Woelk’s account of her time as one of Hitler’s food tasters, Ms Postorino imagines the experiences of the women who were food tasters.

Rosa Sauer, our narrator in this novel, is one of ten women from the nearby village of Gross-Partsch con
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tasha
After about 3/4 of the way through, I'm pulling a DNF. Not sure if it's the translation but the writing is not all that great, the story is not grabbing me and I have no interest in these characters who are not dimensional at all. It all feels a bit clunky and unfortunately I have no desire to know how it all ends.
Mary McBride
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this novel about a group of women whom were forced to be food tasters for Hitler. A different perspective of the encroaching war and how it played into the lives, loves and beliefs of all involved.
Jennifer S. Brown
I tend to avoid World War II books, as I've hit saturation point on the topic. Yet I was drawn to this novel, and I'm so glad I picked it up. Rosa is a food taster for Hitler in East Prussia. She lives with her in-laws, as her husband is fighting on the Soviet front, and she's part of a group of ten women who must go to the Wolf's Lair, to eat the meals Hitler will be served.

This novel was such a different perspective for me, seeing a new vantage of the war. Rosa is a well developed, fascinating
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Laurene
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the Wolf's Table is a true story about one of Adolf Hitler's tasters. The novel is slow and lulls the reader into a rhythm of the everyday life of the girl's who were the tasters. The characters start to reveal themselves layer after layer. Their true lives get shared. Then just as this sense of security engulfs the reader, you think you know where the novel is headed. It completely takes off into another direction. And what a story it reveals! I have never read this author before but she ha ...more
Tanya
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
At the Wolf's Table is the story of Rosa, who during the second World War had a job as one of Hitler's food tasters. Her, and a group of 9 women, would be fed the food prepared for Hitler and observed for an hour afterwards to see if they survived, and therefore the food was safe for him to consume.

Originally released in 2017 in Italian, it has now been translated into English. It's based on the true story of Margot Woelk, who in 2014 revealled her past.

And look, in all honesty I'm conflicted as
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Madeline
3.5 stars-
I really enjoyed this rather fast-paced novel, enough that I finished it in a day. While it is fast-paced, it is not too exciting or flashy, which I enjoyed. My main issue is that the main character, Rosa, embodies so many contradictions in thought and action, that don’t really seem realistic. Her thoughts and her actions differ a lot at times, and not enough attention is given to allowing us into her mind to truly understand her. If Postorino had offered us a deeper look into Rosa’s t
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Jill Abtey
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is so much more than food tasting! It is about forging an unlikely friendship amidst the most maddening conditions, finding forbidden love in a world where love feels lost, and the person next or across from you can harbor the most devastating secrets even when the next bite of food may mean instant death.
A novel that reads like a non-fiction, I had to repeatedly remind myself that the characters were not living people. I have always chosen history as my preferred genre but this is th
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Unseen Library
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of At the Wolf's Table by Rosella Postorino from Simon & Schuster Australia to review.

I did a short review of this book in The Canberra Weekly.
https://unseenlibrary.com/2019/02/07/...

For other interesting reviews, check out my blog at:
https://unseenlibrary.com/
Karen Raskin
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this one to be surprisingly compelling. The novel is loosely based on a real woman who was conscripted to be a taste tester for Hitler’s meals. The author takes us deep into the main character’s thoughts, which sometimes take a perverse turn. Morally complicated relationships and decisions increase the interest.
Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
Thank you Flatiron Books for sending me an advance reading copy of At the Wolf's Table. This story is loosely based on the real-life Margot Wolk, Hitler's last living food taster. Hitler was certain that the British were trying to poison him so he hired ten German women to eat every meal an hour before he ate it. The feel of the book for me was one of sadness and loss as WWII entered its last years. Even the Germans had no food or money and everything felt desperate. I couldn't align with the de ...more
Sharon Huether
Rosa Sauer's husband Gregor, a soldier in the German army was missing. So Rosa went to live with her in-laws.
The SS conscripted her and nine other women to be "Taster's of Hitler's food. So no poison's would touch his lips.
As relationship grew among the women; so did jealously and resentment. After their job was done, they were sent to different places. Rosa went back to Berlin.
Rosa was finally reunited with her then ex husband, because he was very sick after being a prisoner, during part of th
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Book Smeller Jessica Prien
At The Wolf’s Table
Written by Rosella Postorino
Genre – Historical Fiction
Rating – 3.75/5 Stars
Available February 2019

“At The Wolf’s Table” is a chilling novel that takes place in Nazi controlled Germany - 1943. Rosa Saucer, as many others, has lost a great deal during the war. Being a young adult, the loss of her parents has been devastating. Gregor, her husband, has been sent to fight in World War II. Rosa goes to live with her In-Laws, while she awaits the return of Gregor. While there, she i
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Jill Meyer
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"At the Wolf's Table" is Italian novelist Rosella Postorino's second novel and the first translated into English. The "Wolf" who Postarino refers to is Adolf Hitler and the "table" is not HIS dining table, but rather the table the women who are his food tasters sit at while at work. "Work" is the tasting of food bound for Hitler and then sitting around for an hour or so, waiting for any poison to make itself known. After an hour, the 10 or so women conscripted for the "poison alert duty" were se ...more
Emily Goenner
I feel like this book was marketed as a WWII novel with a new twist--the story of one of Hitler's tasters. I guess that's true, but I wanted something more unique, or more meaningful. How much, though, could the author say about the women tasting great food, sitting together for hours. Most of the novel is a typical family and female friendship and forbidden love story. It never felt fresh or in depth to me; I felt like the struggles between the characters (act or go along, benefiting from SS bu ...more
Sue
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“ The past doesn’t go away, but there’s no need to dredge it up, you can try to let it rest, hold your peace. The one thing I’ve learned from life is survival”.

I was aware of the women who tasted food for Hitler to make sure he wasn't poisoned from reading The Taster by VS Alexander earlier this year. What makes this version of the story even more interesting is that it's based on a real person - Margot Wölk. . She was Hitler's last living food taster. She had never told anyone about her experi
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Helen
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For WWII Historical Fiction fans this story is a bit different because it focuses on the losing side, The German people. Many of the people of Germany lived in fear of their leader Adolf Hitler, while others were true Nazis who pledged their allegiance to their Fuhrer. Rosa is the main character and she is a young bride whose husband has joined the German army and she is left alone in the big city of Berlin. Rosa leaves to move in with her in-laws in the country. Much to her dismay, the county s ...more
May
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino last night and really struggled to come up with how many stars and had to sleep on it before reviewing it and decided 3 stars, if you do half stars call it 3.5. I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway and wanted to read it before publication day (January 29). The premise of this book is interesting, the main character is German who is a food tester for Hitler to check for poison before he eats. I’m a big historical fiction fan, and I haven’t ...more
Linda P.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author had the inspiration for this story while reading about Margot Wolk, the last alive Hitler's taster. She was 96 years old and she told about her "secret" only some months before her death. Even if Rosella Postorino was not able to talk to her nor to listen to her story from her directly, she was able to catch the essence and to write a novel where history and fiction merge so tightly that it is difficult to understand where one ends and the other begins.
Rosa Sauer's character is so rea
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Rosella Postorino (Reggio Calabria, 1978) è una scrittrice italiana.
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