At the Wolf’s Table: A Novel

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At the Wolf’s Table is – at its heart – a story about self-preservation and a person’s willingness to lose all that makes them who they are, just to survive. And that is precisely what Rosa Sauer is: a survivor. She survived the bombings in Berlin, just to lose her mother. She survived the journey to the countryside to live with her in-laws, just to be selected as Adolf Hitler’s food taster. Now, she must survive the prejudices of the other nine women serving as fellow food tasters, the SS guards, and her in-laws by forgetting her past life in the city and forging a new one that includes the daily possibility of death.

Rosella Postorino’s writing brings the characters’ palpable hunger to the forefront. It is the characters’ hunger – their hunger for survival – that compels the reader forward, traveling with Rosa on her uncertain journey, knowing that each day may be her last. This is a novel that anyone interested in love, history, or friendship must read, if only to satisfy their own hunger.


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Author Rosella Postorino • Leah Janeczko, Translator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Flatiron Books
Publish Date 2019-Jan-29
ISBN 9781250179142
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Issue February 2019
Category Modern Literature
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