One of Ackerman's six favorite books on war and rebellion, as shared at The Week magazine:
Embers by Sándor MáraiRead about another entry on the list.
This 1942 novel takes place during the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as two old, estranged military school friends reunite for a once customary dinner. The dinner turns into a trial of sorts, as well as an examination of friendship, love, fidelity, and the fallout from the dissolution of old orders.
Embers is among Anne Enright's five best books with love triangles and Arthur Phillips's five novels that make you feel like you might know something about life during the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire.
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