The Berlin Wall
by Frederick Taylor
This lively and thought-provoking book is a must for experiencing divided Berlin when the Berlin people woke one morning to find friends, neighbours and even family suddenly unreachable and a world away.
Twelve Years - An American Boyhood in East Germany
By Joel Agee
Joel Agee, the son of James Agee, was raised for twelve years in East Germany, where his stepfather, the novelist Bodo Uhse, was a member of the privileged communist intelligentsia. This is the story of how young Joel failed to become a good communist, becoming instead a fine writer.
You’re going to be hard-pressed to find popular fiction set in Germany that does not have to do with World War II or earlier, there is just not a lot of English-language modern literary fiction set in Germany. There also is a dearth of travel memoirs about Germany - no Frances Mayes or Peter Mayle to be had. Your best bets are works by Hermann Hesse and Franz Kafka. Other noteworthy mentions are: