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The TBS Book Club will be meeting on Sunday, December 15, 10:30 AM at the home of Gary & Fern Klein, 279 Bow Dr., Hauppauge NY 11788

RSVP to the Kleins's at: (631)724-3714. or email at:


This month's selection is "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink


The Reader

by Bernhard Schlink


Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder..



About the Author

Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink is a German lawyer, academic, and novellist — for decades, Bernhard Schlink has been successful in two worlds and two professions that have one thing in common: Both writers and lawyers rely heavily on language, and especially the right choice of word.

Bernhard Schlink tends to focus on Germany's painful legacies, including the Nazi past and the 1970s leftist RAF terror group. Today, at 75, Bernhard Schlink lives in New York and Berlin.

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