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Postcards from Berlin: A Novel Hardcover – August 11, 2003

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About the Author

Margaret Leroy studied music at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked as a music therapist, play leader, shop assistant, and social worker. She is the author of numerous books and lives in London.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (August 11, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316738131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316738132
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,512,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Margaret Leroy has written five previous novels. Her first novel, Trust, was televised in the UK. Postcards from Berlin was a New York Times Notable Book, and Yes, My Darling Daughter was chosen for the summer reading list in O, the Oprah magazine. Margaret is married with two children and lives in London.

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This is a compelling read told very well by the protagonist/ mom about her mysteriously sick 8 year old and the family's relationships caught up in the crisis. Frighteningly, more and more people begin to believe she may be causing the child's illness. Margaret Leroy writes beautifully with fascinating characters and situations. This was a story I could hardly wait to get back to.
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After reading The Soldier's Wife, I was excited to look for more of Leroy's novels. Postcards from Berlin is one of the most unpredictable, suspenseful books I have ever read. I never knew what was going to happen and my mouth dropped open when I figured it out. I can't recommend this book enough.
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This book is scary! There aren't any ghosts (except of course the past)- or creepy crawly things, but just the idea/fact that a concerned mother can bring her child in for a medical diagnosis & have the tables turned on her so quickly. In the narrator's case, the doctor's think it is she who is making her daughter ill.
And from there begins the unravelling- a marriage, the past, a life so seemingly comfortable & steady. Not only is the book quite thrilling with suspense, (will they take her child away?) it is also a meditation on what happens to a family in crisis.
This book just misses the 5 star mark by a fizzled end- the carbonated excitement went flat, & the last few paragraphs fell victim to the authorial hand. It felt like the author wasn't quite sure how to end things, so she copped out with a lame sequence- which I won't reveal.
Aside from that, the book is wonderfully gripping & I highly recommend it!
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By A Customer on August 30, 2003
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I loved this book. I found Cat a very appealing character, and the story of her troubled childhood brought a lump to my throat. Right from the atmospheric opening, when carol singers arrive at Cat's house, the world of the story is vividly evoked. Margaret Leroy writes beautifully - the book is full of delicately described detail and sensitively observed relationships, and the love between mother and child is tenderly depicted. From the beginning, there is a sense of unease, with hints that this perfect world is going to fall apart. As the trap started to close around Cat, I found myself reading raptly, completely gripped by the story.
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By A Customer on April 26, 2004
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Postcards from Berlin is an excellent read and a page-turner. Reminds me of a book Oprah would have picked except the ending isn't horribly depressing! Recommend it highly.
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margaret leroy knows how to tell a story in such a beautiful way.her descriptions are very lovely. her characters are real. i wish i could give this book many stars.
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This story will keep you up all night just to find out what happens. The main character is Catriona, a young woman who has, in spite of a rough start in life, ended up living a happy, middle to upper class lifestyle with a well-employed husband, a teen step-daughter, and a young daughter of her own, Daisy. Everything seems idyllic until Daisy falls ill and try as she may, Catriona cannot get the medical attention Daisy needs. Rather, the medical professionals, and even her own husband, want to focus on Catriona herself, who experienced some unfortunate incidents during her childhood. As always, Margaret Leroy's writing is magnificent (The Soldier's Wife is on my top ten favorites), and indeed, this was my second reading of this novel. If you can stand the suspense, I highly recommend this book.
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A good read. The characters were well-developed, and the plot was developed enough that it made me want to read further. The ending was a bit predictable and flat. The book had a choppy beginning but once the story line was established it became a smoother read that flowed better. The Kindle version of this book was littered with misspellings and incorrect use of punctuation which I found very annoying. I purchased this book because I had read and loved The Soldier's Wife by the same author. While I still enjoyed this book, I much preferred The Soldier's Wife.
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