The Weekend

Bernhard Schlink burst onto the literary scene with the internationally best-selling Oprah’s Book Club® selection The Reader. Through his unique brand of gripping narrative, Schlink scores again with The Weekend, the tale of old friends who come together for a remarkable reunion. One of the group is a convicted murderer and terrorist, fresh out of prison and joined by his devoted sister. But another guest has remained true to the cause that might spell trouble for them all.

Author Biography

Bernhard Schlink is a German jurist and author of the international bestseller The Reader. He is a former judge and taught public law and legal philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City before retiring in 2006.

Reader Biography

Jefferson Mays has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audio narrations. He is also an award-winning theater and film actor. In 2004 he won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, and a Theatre World Award for his solo Broadway performance in I Am My Own Wife, a Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Doug Wright. He holds a BA from Yale College and an MFA from University of California–San Diego.

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