New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2010?], c2009.
424 p. ; 24 cm.
"Originally published in German with the title Die Mittagsfrau in 2007 by S. Fisher Verlag GmbH"--T.p. verso.
"First published in English in Great Britain in 2009 by Harvill Secker"--T.p. verso.
A multi-generational family story set in the Germany of the early twentieth century that reveals the devastating effect of war on the human heart.