Holly-Jane Rahlens, a born New Yorker, moved to Berlin as a young woman, where she has flourished in the German media world, working in radio, television, and film, and creating a series of highly praised one-woman shows. In 2003 her novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me earned the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the best young adult novel published in Germany. It was adapted into the major motion picture Max Minsky and Me, which has since earned prizes around the world.
November 1989. Two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Molly, 16, a New Yorker in Berlin, is off to her mother’s birth house in East Berlin. On the train from West to East, wallflower Molly meets East German wildflower, Mick, 19, a theater student. It’s love at first sight – and a journey into an unknown land where more than just one wall has to fall in order to discover each other, the absurdities of the divided city, and of course, the wonder of love.