Our latest choice was ‘The Reader’ published by Bernard Schlink in 1997 which has sold millions of copies worldwide.
The story is set in Germany in 1958. Michael, a 15-year-old schoolboy, embarks on a forbidden affair with a 36-year-old train conductor named Hanna. They hide it. They pretend nothing is happening. What else are they hiding? Years after their affair, their paths collide in a most unexpected way. Hanna and Michael are both in court at the war trials, the result of which will be life changing for both.