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 Coming in May 2014


Kurt Tucholsky was a was a brilliant satirist, poet, storyteller, lyricist, pacifist, and Democrat; a fighter, lady’s man, one of the most famous journalists in Weimar Germany and an early warner against the Nazis
Rheinsberg was his first novella.

In the summer of 1912, a young couple escapes on a romantic weekend getaway to the small German town of Rheinsberg, north of Berlin, in the midst of the rural landscape filled with country hosues and castles, cobblestone streets, lush forests, and dreamy lakes.

The story of Wolfie and Claire, told with a fresh, new style of ironic humor, became Kurt Tucholsky’s first literary success and the blueprint for love for an entire generation.

The book will come out in English lamguage for the first time; the release date is April 2014


Else Weil, on whom Claire is based, was born in 1889 to secular Jewish parents in Berlin. She was one of the first women to study medicine. In 1938, Else fled the Nazis first to Amsterdam, then to Paris. In 1942, she was rounded up by the French police and sent to  Auschwitz.



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A Novel about Berlin at the Time of the Fall of the Wall


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  Holly-Jane Rahlens, a native New Yorker, has lived virtually all her adult life in Berlin. A prize-winning novelist and screenwriter, she has also flourished in radio, TV, and film as an actress, commentator, and producer, creating a series of highly-praised one-woman-shows. Wallflower, originally published in Germany, is her sixth novel.

Wallflower is four hours in the life of Molly Lenzfeld,  a sixteen-year-old New Yorker in Berlin. It’s Thanksgiving 1989, two weeks after the fall of the Wall. Molly, 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 East German wildflower Mick Maier, nineteen. It’s love at first sight, and for both a journey into an unknown land and into the labyrinth of Berlin’s underground world, where they discover each other, the absurdities of the divided city, and the wonder of love. Read more about Holly-Jane Rahlens

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Praise for Wallflower

“A slew of comic scenes embellished with a great love for detail.”
           -- Spiegel Online

“Powerful and touching.”
          -- Berliner Zeitung“

… truly hilarious!”
  -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

”Can’t wait to see ’Wallflower’ up on the silver screen.“
-- Der Tagesspiegel

” A wonderful journey into the past.”
-- Deutsche Presse Agentur

Genre: Romance/Young Adult
Softcover/150 pages

Dimensions: 5.5’’ x 8.5’
ISBN: 978-1-935902-70-6
Release: November 2010
Suggested Retail: $11.95