Monday, November 1, 2010

The Land of Green Plums

The Land of the Green Plums is a Nobel Prize winning book (1998) by Herta Muller.  I can't even remember now how it found a place on my reading list, but I'm glad it did.  The author was born to a German family in Romania in 1953.  She emigrated to Germany in 1987. She has written several books, and I may read more of her work at a later time.  The book is haunting  and  reads like sparse, bare  poetry.  It tells of a small group of college students living in Romania under communism.  I recommend it!