Baker & Taylor Lucia Mnller-Rossi, a respected, ninety-year-old antiques dealer in Zurich, finds her reputation on the line when Sarah Freeman discovers a table in her shop that Sarah and her husband had owned before the war, in a novel based on a real-life historical figure, a woman who made a fortune dealing in stolen art in wartime Berlin. 20,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer The Pieces From Berlin is inspired by a true story from secret criminal files, about a woman who made her fortune trafficking stolen art in wartime Berlin - and the fearsome price other people paid for her crimes. Lucia Muller-Rossi is the grandest of Zurich antique dealers, still flourishing and still respectable in her nineties. Her past is unknown, or conveniently ignored, until the day Sarah Freeman looks into her shop window and sees a delicate inlaid table that she and her husband once owned before the war. It is a "piece from Berlin," and because of it, decades of lies and silence are about to end. Michael Pye brings to life the devastating legacy that shadows the Holocaust. The Pieces from Berlin is the graphic story of survivors finding the courage to face a buried past, as Lucia's son, Nicholas, patches his memories of wartime Berlin into a true picture of his mother's life and crimes, and Sarah Freeman tries to exorcise her ghosts by involving an Englishman who has his own wartime scars.