Daniela Krien Is March’s Pick for 12 Germans in 2016

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Daniela Krien was born on August 25, 1975. She grew up in East Germany, moving to Leipzig, where she studied communications and founded a production company that specializes in movies about artists.

Her debut novel, Irgendwann Werden Wir Uns Alles Erzählen (Someday, We’ll Tell Each Other Everything), was published in 2011 as both print and audio edition. In 2013, English and French translations were published. Internationally, critics have lauded the crisp language of her writing. Her follow-up novel was published in 2013.

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Irgendwann Werden Wir Uns Alles Erzählen tells the story of 16-year-old Maria, who is living with her boyfriend on his parents’ farm. It is the summer of 1990, shortly after the fall of the Wall. When she meets 40-year-old Henner, she jumps headlong into a love affair, ignoring all repercussions her decisions will bring.

“Krien’s beguiling love story is racy yet controlled. An authentic voice, she describes perfectly the shame, confusion and growing maturity of sixteen-year-old Maria.” (Kirkus Reviews)

My review will go up on March 31. Will you join me?

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6 comments

  1. I have a feeling I’m going to regret not being able to read this one. I’d read it for the title alone. I’m cursing the temporary shut-down of our ILL system.
    And, I know this has nothing to do with anything, but Daniela Krien’s eyes are striking!
    I hope you love it!

    • Thanks, Jacqui. When I searched for information about the book online, I got a link to your review. (I haven’t read it yet. While you don’t usually include any spoilers, I want to go into this book knowing as little as possible.) I will make sure to read your review and link to it when I post about the book.

      • Oh, I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to read other people’s reviews if you’re about to start the book! Looking forward to your post. 🙂

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