Historical Novel: Death of a Past Life
In addition to Robert's 22 years of experience in business-plan writing, he has also become a well-recieved author of historical fiction. Death of a Past Life, his first novel, is avaiable at Powell's Books and other online retailers.
Death of a Past Life is the true story of a German-Russian family's horrific travails. Three generations face the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century--the turmoil of the Russian Revolution, the vicious arbitrariness of Stalin's purges, mass famine during the Siege of Leningrad, the bombing of Berlin during the Nazis' final days--and relentlessly fight to insure the survival of their family.
Robert Reincke bases his historical novel on the reminiscences of both his mother and his centenarian grandmother. His own family history is thoroughly investigated and transformed in this imaginative work that allows us to glimpse what it was like to live through events we read about in history books.