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The Glimmer Palace
The Glimmer Palace
Author: Beatrice Colin
As the clock chimes the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite takes her first breath. The illegitimate, orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, she finds early refuge at a Berlin Catholic orphanage. From there follows a lifetime of reinventions, from orphan to maid, war bride, tingle-tangle nightclub girl, and script typist. Her...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143143215
ISBN-10: 0143143212
Publication Date: 7/24/2008
Pages: 11
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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suzyshadow avatar reviewed The Glimmer Palace on + 125 more book reviews
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This is a fascinating story of a world we know little about...Germany from 1900 to 1933. It is well written and apparently well researched. I had a hard time putting it down. It is not a "typical" best seller, there is realism and "meat" to this novel. Try it, you may just like it! This is also listed under the title "The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite"
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The Glimmer Palace is a stunning story that follows Lilly Nelly Aphrodite throughout her life (which spans both world wars).

Lilly Nelly Aphrodite journeys from orphanage to stardom in early 20th century Berlin. Her story evokes every possible emotion and the atmosphere described in the story is one that makes you feel as if you are there experiencing it.

There are certain aspects of The Glimmer Palace that make reading it predictable. And, the chapter beginnings do not seem to really flow with either the book or the chapters themselves.

If you ever had any interest in Germany during the beginning of the 20th century, then The Glimmer Palace takes you there. Colins writing stirs the soul and transports the reader through time.

I recommend that you read The Glimmer Palace. But bear in mind as you do that Colin mixes fact with fiction (she says so herself at the end). And, it is still possible to watch some of the movies mentioned in the book. Read more at www.carriesclassics.com


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