German Literature Month

Love, love, love the impossibly romantic stories of Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina. Thought I would like The Awakening, too, as it was purported to portray a similar demise. Sadly, I thought it poor mimicry of my favorite two.


Unwilling to tackle the likes of Buddenbrooks, or The Magic Mountain, and searching for something appealing, I saw that Caroline had suggested Mrs. Sartoris. In fact, she’s planning on reading it herself. And so, I will join her in reading about this Madame Bovary type set in modern Germany.

It sounds like just the ticket for chill November nights.

An international sensation, Elke Schmitter’s explosive debut novel presents a modern-day twist on Madame Bovary.
Margarethe can remember very clearly the last time she was happy: she was eighteen, prized for her beauty, and swept off her feet by her wealthy, dashing boyfriend. Then he left her. For the last twenty years she has lived in a provincial German town with her dependable husband, her self-directed daughter, and her adoring mother-in-law. Her life has been one of numbing predictability–until she meets Michael, a married man who stirs her from her resignation, delivering her to heights of rapture only to ignite far more destructive passions. An erotic, psychologically charged thriller narrated with chilling dispassion, Mrs. Sartoris opens a bracing portal onto obsession and the crucible of love.” `goodreads
Elke Schmitter, author of Mrs. Sartoris

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4 comments

  1. Glad to know that you are participating in German Literature Month, Bellezza. 'Mrs.Sartoris' looks like a fascinating and powerful book. Happy reading! Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

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  2. I joined the German Literature Month too. Looking forward to it although I don't have high hopes that I'll finish. Can't wait to hear what you think of this book.

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  3. Bellezza, Waiting, waiting, waiting for your review 🙂 I just finished reading this book. It is totally awesome. I would love to read your thoughts on it. If you haven't read it yet, please, please, please read it.

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