Stars Can Only Be Seen in the Dark


Original Title: Sterne sieht man nur im Dunkeln

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 320 pages, 12.5 x 18.7 cm, 4.9 x 7.4 in., 14 color illustrations, 13 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-442-48787-5
€ 10.00 [D] | € 10.30 [A] | CHF 14.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: April 8, 2019
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Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (109)


Meike  Werkmeister - Stars Can Only Be Seen  in the Dark


A sensuous and moving summer novel about two friends, their secret, love and finding happiness

When 34-year-old Anni is invited by her friend Maria to spend six weeks on a North Sea island, the game designer immediately decides that this is exactly what she needs, as she grapples with a few major issues in her life: should she marry Thies, although they had always agreed that they didn't need marriage to be happy together? Move to Berlin because there is a job waiting for her that is almost impossible to turn down, even though Thies doesn’t want to move to the capital city?

Anni is hoping that while on the island she will be able to work out how her life should go on. While giving Maria a helping hand in her delightful café right on the seafront, Anni can take a deep breath and relax for the first time for ages. And there is Simon, a surfer who shows Anni round the island and reminds her of what it feels like to only do what you feel like doing. With Maria, too, Anni has magical moments, like when they swim in the sea at night.

But with the revival of their friendship, something catches up with Anni that she wanted to forget forever: it was through Maria that Anni lost her first big love, Jan. Anni realises that she can no longer close her eyes. If she is to be honest with herself regarding a future with Thies she must first face the stain on her past …

"This story, told as sensitively as authentically, had me already entirely hooked after only a few pages."



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