When the borders between East and West Berlin closed overnight in August of 1961, families and friends were suddenly split by concrete and barbed wire. Couples found themselves marooned on opposite sides of a divided city. In 2002, Kurt Hilst and Anna Robinson are assigned to begin piecing together documents found after the East German police began shredding documents after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. They encounter and follow two couples whose lives were changed forever by one of the most dramatic events in modern history in-the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. They uncover a deeper story of a fragmented country, fragmented relationships, and of four people trying to put the pieces back together. The Puzzle People is a story of love, heroism, and the ultimate divide —murder. 280 pages
NOTE: This is NOT a graphic novel.
About the Author:
Doug Peterson is the author of fifty-seven books, including forty-two for the popular VeggieTales series. He is also the co-storywriter for the best-selling VeggieTales video, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed, which sold over a million copies. His book, The Slobfather, won the 2004 Gold Medallion Award for the best Christian preschool children s book of the year. Doug has written for all age groups and for many forms of media, including books, games, magazines, newspapers, the Internet, and video. He is the author of over four hundred stories and articles published in more than fifteen magazines. He was a regular columnist for The Wittenburg Door humor magazine during the 1980s and 1990s, and his short story, The Career of Horville Sash, was made into a music video featuring Grammy-winner Jennifer Warnes. In addition, Doug has been a science writer with the University of Illinois since 1979, and he currently writes science stories for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A versatile writer, Doug has even dabbled in games, co-writing Roman Ruins, an episode in the best-selling line of mystery games, How to Host a Murder. Doug lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife Nancy and two sons.
What people are saying:
This one of the most well researched, superbly written books I've read in a while! I LOVED IT! Doug writes with such dynamic imagery, depth of overlapping plot lines, historical accuracy, and intrigue that it is hard to put one of your books down. Thank you for being such an excellent historical scribe, Doug! I learned a great deal and look forward to your next book - hurry!