The house called "Life on a Leaf" can be found in the Finnish city of Turku. There is a good reason for the unusual name: Its floor plan is shaped like a maple leaf, giving 147 square meters of living space spread over three floors.
After the war, expellees from the East came to Northern Germany. Nowadays, it's the people who have fled the big cities. Dörte Hansen tells of a traditional farming region which has offered refuge for generations.
Four volumes, 366 chapters and 1,891 pages, not to mention a serious case of writer's block and a major existential crisis: Uwe Johnson's ambitious novel is truly the work of a lifetime.
A German husband and wife lured women to their home, where they abused them mentally and physically. After two years in court, the pair have been handed long sentences.
Pete Souza, the former White House photographer under President Obama, has released "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents," a book filled with archived pictures that may induce nostalgia.
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