“Engrossing…Moving between decades and continents, Epstein reveals the devastating choices these women make.”
— Real Simple

“Take a fascinating inside look at the twisted world of Nazi Germany in Wunderland, Jennifer Cody Epstein’s wonderful new novel. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, this story of a daughter searching for the truth about her mother’s secret past, tangled up in old secrets and terrible lies, kept me up late turning pages.”
— Martha Hall Kelly, NYT bestselling author of Lilac Girls

“Man’s inhumanity to man—and the redemptive power of forgiveness—is on stark and effective display in Epstein’s gripping novel, a devastating tale bound for bestseller lists.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Wunderland is a beautiful and haunting and utterly magnificent novel: a wrenching tale of friendship and betrayal in Nazi Germany. It’s also a page-turner that kept me reading until two in the morning one night and three in the morning the next. It’s that good.”
— Chris Bohjalian, NYT bestselling author of The Flight Attendant

“A vividly written and stark chronicle of Nazism and its legacies.”
— Kirkus (starred)

“E.L. Doctorow once said, “The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you how it felt.” This is one of those magnificent books that will make you feel everything–– love, loss, betrayal, redemption, and how everyday citizens could be swept up in the manic fervor of Nazi Germany. The unintended parallels to today’s political climate are haunting. Reading this book is like reading tea leaves, foretelling a future we desperately want to avoid.”
— Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost

“An absorbing exploration of friendship, betrayal, and coming to terms with the past.”
— Booklist (starred)

“Wunderland is a sweeping, heart-stopping story. Jennifer Cody Epstein has a singular gift for bringing bygone worlds like 1930s Berlin blazingly to life, but lucky for her readers, she digs deeper. This is an unforgettable portrait of friendship and betrayal, mothers and daughters, the political forces beyond our control and the personal histories we can’t shake. A rich, gripping novel.”
— Ellen Umansky, author of The Fortunate Ones

“A wealth of history turns Wunderland into a novel that’s both beautiful and devastating… [Epstein] taps into the 1930s prewar era, laying out an unsparing narrative that details tragic events and horrifying legacies… opening a new door that may lead to redemption and joy for future generations.”
— BookPage (starred)

“Through the friendship of two teenaged girls in 1930s Germany, Wunderland depicts, in intimate and chilling detail, how fascism, racism, and xenophobia are made normal and acceptable; how ordinary people, beguiled by the siren call of nationalism, are led willingly into acts of inhumanity–and could be again, if we ignore the lessons of the past. But this novel is more than a history lesson; it’s a heart-in-your-mouth page-turner that leaves you thinking about its characters, and imagining how things might have gone for them in a different world, long afterwards.”
— Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound and When She Woke

“Wunderland offers a wholly original angle to the WWII novel. You’ll read it in one shivered sitting.”

“Not only an original and searing investigation into the seductive and terrifying world of Hitler’s National Socialist movement and its aftermath, but also a suspenseful and profoundly moving story of love, hate, passion and devotion.”
— Joanna Hershon, author of Swimming and A Dual Inheritance