This week the Second Tuesday Evening Book Club met to discuss Hans Fallada’s novel Alone in Berlin, also published under the title of Every man dies alone. This novel is set in Berlin 1940. Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he’s shocked onto an extraordinary act of resistance, and starts to drop anonymous postcards attacking Hitler across the city. If caught, he will be executed. Excerpt from BACK COVER.