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Billiards at Half-Past Nine by Heinrich Böll

Billiards at Half-Past Nine - Heinrich Böll, Patrick Bowles

An intriguing look at one family's experiences through two world wars in Germany, as seen from different perspectives and points in time.  However, the writing can be a rather weighty and takes work to get through, especially with so many perspective changes and so many people to keep track of.