At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 my novel Das Adlon will be published by Europa Verlag
. "Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga" based on the scripts for the television film about the legendary Berlin hotel. The three part movie
was a great success on ZDF and received international prizes.
The Story: Berlin. 1994: Sonja Schadt spent almost her entire life in the legendary Adlon at the Brandenburg Gate. She experienced its founding, its heyday and its decline. She guarded the spirit of the place. And she has always waited to redeem her family secret. When she finally faces her granddaughter, she is ninety years old. Katharina Zimmermann belongs to the team of architects working on the reconstruction of the Adlon. A fateful encounter. Against all internal and external resistance, grandmother and granddaughter discover a family lie. The novel solves the gripping emotional events and brings them back to life. While Sonja Schadt tells her granddaughter the story of the legendary hotel, its heyday and decline, the reader learns all about the drama of Sonja Schadt's origins. Together with her granddaughter, Sonja dissolves the curse that prevents the women in her family from being happy: Five strong women and their search for self-determination - a family story that began with a lie and ends with love.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translatorhichte, die mit einer Lüge begann und mit der Liebe endet.
Other foreign-language editions of the novel are available in
, Hungarian, Greek, Estonian