A tale told over decades and in a different age, The Black Eagle Inn (by Christoph Fischer) is an interesting and difficult to put down look on life to the post World War Two Germany. The book does get off to quite a slow start but if you stick with it, you are rewarded.
The book chronicles the fortunes of a family farm and associated restaurant - The Black Eagle Inn - through the war and the difficult years that followed in a nation struggling to rebuild and come to terms with a new identity. While set in this turbulent period of history, the story focuses more on the wars inside The Black Eagle Inn rather than out. Backstabbing, petit politics and mind games are all waged within the same four walls.