I’ve a soft spot for anything to do with the Berlin Wall, as it brings back very fond memories of watching the wall come down whilst in a maternity hospital room with my wife, with son #1 on the way, and thinking to ourselves that what with the Cold War clearly coming to an end, the baby was going to be born into a much safer world. Heigh-ho.
Kritzer provides a nice little time travel story, with a young woman initially reluctant to believe that the woman who occasionally plays her a visit is in fact her future self. As to why her visiting Berlin is so important – all of course is revealed. With a touch of the Time Traveler’s Wife in putting constraints around time travel, and focussing on relationships, it’s a story that works well.