Reader recommendation: The Glass Room
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The Glass Room, a finalist for the 2009 Man Booker Prize, is by Simon Mawer. It deals with a family who live in the Glass House in a city in Czechoslovakia from the 1920s into the 1930s. One gets a feel of the future and the promise of an independent Czechoslovakia which disappears as the Nazis come to power. It's a wonderful and moving story of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe.