German Girl in America Book Corner- Books about Germany

The first printed book was in German… and Germany publishes about 94,000 titles per year. So, it’s no wonder I love to read! (It’s in the genes!) And I love to recommend books (maybe I should have become a librarian?). Rather than start a book club (getting all of you in my house could be a bit tricky) I thought it would be best to create the German Girl in America Book Corner. Basically, it’s a list of books about Germany that I’ve read and loved (or liked very much). I’m also including books suggested by other people. You can use this list as a starting place for deciding what to put on your “to read next” pile.

Fair warning, I have eclectic tastes. The List contains everything from east Fiction to Mystery, History to biography, even mythology and Sport! The only absolute rule is that they must relate in SOME WAY to Germany … either books about Germany,  or it has a German Author, or it relates to Germany somehow. These German related books are primarily in English. (If I find the links in English AND German, I’ll include both).

Click to find-> Children’s Books and -> cook books on their own pages.

I’ve organized the list (a bit) so that the books are easier to find, but mostly they are in no particular order. AND… I have every intention of continuing to add to the list. (Especially now, since I’m going through a few books a week.)

I’m also open to suggestions! So, if you read any wonderful books about Germany that you think belong on the list…send me an email with the name, and why you think it belongs. [email protected]

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National Book Lovers Day -August 9

German Girl in America Book Corner- Books about Germany

Fiction- Books about Germany

The Short End of the Sonnenallee- Thomas Brussig

Sweet and funny book told through the eyes of a teenager living next to the Wall in East Germany. It’s a nice reminder that teenagers are the same everywhere….lovesick, goofy, and hopeful. Such a nice change. A book about the East that seems hopeful, and a bit separate from the politics. This English language edition of the book was translated by Jonathan Franzen.

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Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch- Rivka Galchen

In 1618, widow Katherina Kepler, mother of Johannes Kepler (astronomer and mathematician), stands accused of witchcraft by her neighbor Ursula Reinhold. The true story, told from Katherina’s point of view, shows what life under a cloud of suspicion and superstition in a small town at the onset of the Thirty Years War. Rivka Galchen turns historical source materials… including testimonials and court reporting… into a very readable story. Read a longer review here.

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The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

The Hangman’s Daughter series are mystery/thrillers set in Medieval Germany. These International Bestsellers are page-turners! What makes them even more fun is knowing that the author comes from a family of Executioners…

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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

The story of ordinary people living in a German Village during WWII, as seen through the eyes of Trudi, a dwarf. This is book one of the Burgdorf Cycle (and all are great reads!)

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Ashes to Ashes: An Emma Wilde Novel by Susanne Bacon

Susanne Bacon’s latest book is slight departure from the Wycliff stories. Emma Wilde, culture writer for a Stuttgart newspaper stumbles across an arson case in a local barn, where things don’t quite add up. She ends up on the trail of an arsonist who seems determined to destroy a famous horse. But, is it the horse’s owner or his famous equestrienne ex-wife? Along the way, she learns about Stuttgart’s legendary history of horses… and meets someone who may just be the One.  I enjoyed relaxing with this fun “who done it”.

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Salt to the Sea- Ruta Sepetys

The tragedy of the Wilhelm Gustoff told from alternate points of view. Heartbreaking. This book crosses over between young adult and adult fiction.

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Sibling by Brigitte Reinman

Siblings is another look at life behind the Wall. For siblings who grew up in the East during the war, the East German Government is all they know, and what they believe in. Then the oldest brother moves to the West. The brother and sister left behind have always been close, but now they need to work through Uli’s disillusionment with the government. Should he follow his brother West? Or stay with his beloved sister, Elisabeth, and try to make their world better. The book is an interesting look at the beginnings of East Germany.

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The Good American by Alex George

The story of a third Generation living in Missouri. A nice combination of “soul food and sauerkraut”. The book is filled with music, food, and hanging on to heritage.

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Perfume the Story of a Murderer- Patrick Suskind

German Author Patrick Suskind writes an engaging murder mystery about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille who is born with a perfect sense of smell.

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Master Butcher’s Singing Club- Louise Erdrich

The story of Fidelis, a German Butcher who marries his friend pregnant widow, and then settles in America after WWI. A German success story, with music and Aufschnitt!

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All the Light We Can Not See- Anthony Doerr

The story of a blind French girl and a young German soldier, and how their lives intersect. A lovely book, well deserving of the Pulitzer Prize.

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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Suggested by Marion, the book was originally written in German; and it plays in post-war Germany. A young man falls for an older woman, and she is later put on trial for crimes related to the War. How should the next generation deal with the crimes of the Nazi past?

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The Glassblower- Petra Durst-Benning

Sisters in Lauscha are shaken when their father, a glassblower, dies unexpectedly, leaving them with no income. Women don’t blow glass… and women don’t run a business… or, do they? The Glassblower is the first book in a series…

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Delicate Dreams and the Wycliff Series by Susanne Bacon

My friend Susanne gets a second mention, because I really enjoy her books (and she’s such a good friend). The Wycliff series begins with Delicate Dreams, the story of Dottie, a German woman who opens a German Deli in Washington State. The rest of the series is about the other people in town, and Dottie is more of a side character… but I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know the citizens of this small town as well as I did. Read my review of the whole Wyclif series here 

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Threaten to Undo Us by Rose Selier Scott

A Polish/German family, a mother with 4 children,  on the run from the advancing Russian Army at the end of World War 2.  This story hit close to home. For a longer review -> Threaten to Undo Us

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Islands in the Storm by Susanne Bacon

A German Gallery owner goes to the British Channel Islands to forget a broken engagement, instead of peace, she discovers a mystery complete with Art Fraud, a German Poem, and ties to WWII history. A very engaging book that was just re-translated and published in English.

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Homeland: A Novel by John Jakes

Suggested by Petra…  “Pauli from Berlin emigrates to America. A big fat hardcover book ! Weeee.” And it’s the first of a series!

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The Ark and Rowan Farm by Margot Benary-Isbert

Suggested by Leslie. (Die Arche Noah and Die Ebereschenhof in German).  Wonderful stories.  THE ARK is about the Lechow family, displaced from Pomerania after World War II to another part of Germany  and trying to survive find a home in the terrible postwar conditions.  They are also worrying about their father, a doctor; the last they’ve heard of him is that he was in a Russian prison camp..  The book focuses mostly on 14-year-old Margret, but there’s also her mother, older brother Matthias, younger sister Andrea, younger brother Joey.    It was written in German and published right after the war, then translated and published in the US.  It is wonderful.

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Winnetou by Karl May

There is a fascination with Cowboys and Indians in Germany. The Winnetou stories were best-sellers, and are still familiar to so many people. Read about Charlie, a German fresh off the boat, who heads to the Old West, battles bears, and makes friends with a Native America named Winnetou. (Read more about Karl May and Winnetou here)

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German Girl in America Book Corner -Non- Fiction Books about Germany

Belonging- Nora Krug

This graphic novel by Nora Krug follows her search to find out about her family’s WWII history, and coming to terms with that history. I absolutely LOVE this book, and feel like it was written for my generation. For a longer review–> Belonging
Also available in German

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and HomeBelonging: A German Reckons with History and HomeBelonging: A German Reckons with History and Home

Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner

The incredible first hand account of a family divided by the Berlin Wall. When her Grandmother Hanna escaped the DDR at age 20, she only had minimal contact to family. Scratchy occasional phone calls, and a few letters and packages.Years later, the author found herself stationed in Berlin. This really is a fascinating and heartbreaking story.

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My Berlin Kitchen – by Louisa Weiss

Louisa Weiss (blogger and Cookbook author) born in Berlin to American /Italian parents describes a life of going back and forth, in search of a country… and a partner… while learning to cooking up fabulous meals! There are recipes in each chapter (I’ll be making Pflaumenmuß as soon as plums are ripe)!

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Achtung Baby- An American mom on the art of Raising Self-Reliant Children- Sara Zaske

An American raises young children in Germany, and shares what she’s learned about the German way to raise children (I love this book)

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The Lost German Slave Girl by John Bailey

After my post about Germans in New Orleans, someone suggested I read “The Lost German Slave Girl”. It was quite interesting… this true story covered a bit about German immigration to New Orleans, and what happened with things didn’t go smoothly. (It’s not stated in the book, but I have a feeling this case has a lot to do with the German societies meeting incoming immigrant ships to help newcomers navigate the system). The story focusses on a woman who after arriving in New Orleans with her family as a child, somehow got separated, and ended up in Slavery. She’s “found” 20 years later by relatives, and the German community rallies see that she’s declared free. In the end, you are left wondering… was she really Salome Müller?

The Candy Bomber the Story of the Berlin Airlift’s Candy Bomber by Michael Tunnell

There are many books about US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen, the Berlin Candy Bomber, but this one is my favorite! Loads of pictures and an engaging story. (I love how he proposed). This book was intended for younger readers, but I love it.

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The German Boy: A Child in War by Wolfgang Samuel

The story of a family on the escaping from the advancing Russian Army at the end of WW2, told by the 10 year old boy who lived it. This book is heartbreaking, but a very good read.

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The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History by Thomas Harding

The story of a house, and a family, on a lake just outside Berlin. This engaging read is a time capsule of one hundred years of Berlin history. Read more of my review here

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Treasure Hunt- William Honan

At the end of WWII, and American soldier who was in charge of guarding the treasures of Quedlinburg, helped himself to some. Treasure Hunt reads like a mystery… How did he steal so many artifacts? Where did they go? And how could the city of Quedlinburg get them back? (Read my full review here)

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Home from Home- German American Essays- Susanne Bacon

This collection of essays looks at slices of America through the eyes of a German immigrant. Read my complete review here.

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Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes

Were you asleep when they taught German History? Want to learn more than just 20th century German History… but quickly? This is the book for you. Quick, thorough, and engaging! For a longer review–> Shortest History of Germany

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Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr

An interesting look at the effect that Punk Rock had on the East German Government, and the fall of the Wall. I found it a fascinating glimpse at life behind the Wall.

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Berlin: The Story of a City by Barney White-Spunner

I really enjoyed this engaging history of Berlin… starting from the time when it was just two small fishing villages along the Spree. Through the Kaisers, the War, the Wall… and up to today. Read more of my review here

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Beyond Bratwurst: A History of Food in Germany (Foods and Nations) by Ursula Heinzelmann

I love history and I love food, so I couldn’t put this book down. It’s filled with unexpected tidbits of information… and explains how and why Germans enjoy the foods we all love so much. The book starts at the very beginnings, when the area was still inhabited by hunter gatherers, takes us through imports like spices and potatoes, explains how nationalism ties into menus, covers food rationing and how diet changed due to war….and even talks about modern food trends.

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Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee by Ann Marie Ackermann

A mayor in Germany is assassinated in 1835, and locals are unable to solve the crime. Years later, the murderer is uncovered in America. An interesting insight to how crimes were solved in the 19th century, as well as an interesting look at a time in American History that I didn’t know much about. (The defending Robert E Lee part seems like a stretch to me though…)

Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee (True Crime History)Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee (True Crime History)Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee (True Crime History)

In the Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson

A close look at the American Ambassador to Berlin, Germany in the 1930s (and his family). It’s interesting to see how Americans viewed Germany during this lead-up to World War II. For a longer review–> In the Garden of Beasts

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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm by Miranda Carter

King George of England, Czar Nicholas of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany were all cousins… yet their family feud led to WW! An interesting look at the interaction between countries and related royal families.

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Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 by Teva Scheer

An interesting look at what it was like to live in Germany from 1500 to 1850. All aspects of life are examined… from birth to death, jobs, land and leadership. For a longer review–> Our Daily Bread

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The Genius of Wilhelm Busch- Walter Arndt

I grew up with a big red book of Wilhelm Busch’s stories and poems in German on the shelf… but I was delighted to find this English Translation of his works.

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Death in the Baltic- Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff- by Cathryn Prince

Over 10,000 people, mostly civilians, drowned when the Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed at the end of WW2. Yet most people have never heard of this maritime disaster.

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The End of the German Monarchy: The Decline and Fall of the Hohenzollerns by John Van Der Kiste 

The end of an era… the abdication of Hohenzollerns. Learn all about the family, and what led to their end… and what are they doing now?

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Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany by Eleanor Ramrath Garner  

Karin recommends this one (and I’ve already got it in my shopping cart).  Eleanor was a young American girl who was caught in Germany after WWII broke out.She is now a gracious beautiful lady in her nineties who lives in San Diego and is a member of our American German Society.

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View Master The Biography of William B Gruber by Gretchen Jane Gruber

View Master is a loving and engaging biography of the success story of William Gruber, the inventor of the View Master (that device that you could see pictures on disks through). I enjoyed reading about how a German made it in America…despite some difficulties. Read my full review here.

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Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing by Judy Fambrough-Billingsley

Judy Fambrough-Billingsley’s was born in Germany to a German mother and an African-American Soldier. Her mother put her up for adoption, and she and her sister ended up in America with a loving family. Her story tells about the Brown Babies adoption program, and how she was able to reunite with some of her family in Germany.

Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and HealingToo Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and HealingToo Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing

German History in America

Burning Beethoven- Erik Kirschbaum

One in five Americans can trace their heritage to Germany. Erik Kirschbaum examines the Anti-German sentiment that sprung up during World War I that changed so much of German-American life. (Read my full review here)

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Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive History

This Encyclopedic book contains a series of essays covering various aspects of Pennsylvania German life. The History, Art, Religion, Farming Practices, Foods, and their impact on America. Fascinating reading. (You can find a longer review here)

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Germans of Louisiana by Ellen Merrill

For a while, New Orleans had the largest German population south of the Mason-Dixon line. I loved learning about how Germans took care of each other when they arrived to this hot new world. Read about my visit to the Deutsches Haus in NOLA

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The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell

During WWII, many Germans in America were locked up in camps. But what isn’t part of the regular history lessons is that families were interned in a camp called Crystal City. Including American born children who were American citizens. And that these prisoners were used to exchange for prisoners locked up in Germany (Read my full review here)

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Hardship to Homeland: Pacific Northwest Volga Germans by Richard Scheuerman and Clifford Trafzer

This fascinating book details the history of the Volga Germans, from the time that Russian Empress Catherine II invited them to settle the Volga River area of Russia to buffer her country against the Ottoman Empire. It covers their move from Germany to Russia, how they lived there, and what made them eventually leave to go to the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. The final part of the book details the settlement of the Pacific Northwest, and their influences on the region’s politics and religion.

Hardship to Homeland: Pacific Northwest Volga Germans (Revised, Expanded)Hardship to Homeland: Pacific Northwest Volga Germans (Revised, Expanded)Hardship to Homeland: Pacific Northwest Volga Germans (Revised, Expanded)

Germans in Milwaukee by Jill Florence Lackey

Germans in Milwaukee are more than just German Fest and Usingers… this corner by corner description of German influences is a fascinating look at the city of Milwaukee.

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Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775 by Aaron Spencer Fogleman

The importance of German immigration to Colonial America. Be aware, this is a text book.

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Books about German Mythology

The Krampus and the Old Dark Christmas- Al Ridenour

A look at all of the pagan and folkloric Christmastime creatures in Germanic myth.

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric DevilThe Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric DevilThe Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil

A Look at Grimm’s Pagan Lore- Annette Neumann

Jacob Grimm’s collection of Pagan Germanic Myth explained. This makes a nice introduction.

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Gods and Myths of Northern Europe- HR Ellis Davidson

An encyclopedic book of Germanic Mythology

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Books about German Sport!

Tor The story of German Football by Uli Hesse

If you love German Fußball… this book should be on your bookshelf.

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Find my Favorite German Cookbooks in English HERE–> German Cookbooks in English

Find some of my Favorite Children’s Books in German and English HERE–> German Children’s Books

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4 thoughts on “German Girl in America Book Corner- Books about Germany

  1. How about “Lights & Shadows: Discoveries Away From Home”? It’s about how Germans, Americans and Chinese look at and react to each other’s cultural values. This is a good time to read it, because you might even discover how our attitudes toward society might influence our dealing with a social crisis, though I wrote it before knowing anything about the coronavirus. It’s non fiction, no final truths but something to ponder and discuss. End of advertisement! 🙂

    1. This looks great… and I’ve ordered it.
      (I have a feeling this page will be hard on my bank account!)

      1. Tag Karenanne, Thanks for sharing all these book titles. I’ve already read the book by Anthony Doerr; I know I’ll enjoy some more of these books. May I suggest another book…”Under the SS Shadow” by Traugott Vogel. A young boy, son of an SS officer, tells of growing up in Hitler’s youth, and hating the people who killed his father. His life takes an unexpected turn to a surprising ending. It’s a true story, and I enjoyed it so much.

        1. thank you… I’m always looking for books to add to the stack

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