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When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: The Berghoff
17 West Adams
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Deb Hypke

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Join CFE members for a dinner and a social book discussion.  The book to be discussed is Leaving Berlin, by Joseph Kanon. 

From the author of The Good German (made into a film starring George Clooney) comes a sweeping novel set in post-war Berlin. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA to earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. From the start things go fatally wrong.

Filled with intrigue and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Leaving Berlin is both a masterful thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life.

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