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It is fin-de-siècle Vienna and Minna Bernays, an overeducated lady’s companion with a sharp, wry wit, is abruptly fired, yet again, from her position. She finds herself out on the street and out of options. In 1895, the city may be aswirl with avant-garde artists and revolutionary ideas, yet a woman’s only hope for security is still marriage. But Minna is unwilling to settle. Out of desperation, she turns to her sister, Martha, for help.

Martha has her own problems, six young children and an absent, disinterested husband who happens to be Sigmund Freud. At this time, Freud is a struggling professor, all but shunned by his peers and under attack for his theories, most of which center around sexual impulses. And while Martha is shocked and repulsed by her husband’s “pornographic” work, Minna is fascinated.

Minna is everything Martha is not, intellectually curious, engaging, and passionate. She and Freud embark on what is at first simply an intellectual courtship, yet something deeper is brewing beneath the surface, something Minna cannot escape.

In this sweeping tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, between a husband and a wife, between sisters, fact and fiction seamlessly blend together, creating a compelling portrait of an unforgettable woman and her struggle to reconcile her love for her sister with her obsessive desire for her sister’s husband, the mythic father of psychoanalysis.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman succeed…They weave an unexpected tale of human desire and the bonds of love, based firmly in the rich and relevant source material they’ve scoured for details of the daily lives of fin-de-siècle Viennese, and—fascinatingly—the inner life of Dr. Sigmund Freud.”

    Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author

  • “If you liked Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, you’ll love Freud’s Mistress!”

    Katie Couric

  • “Historical romance fans will speed through the pages and find fodder for book club discussions.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A thrilling story of seduction, betrayal, and loss.”

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  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week in July 2013
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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About the Author

Karen Mack, a former attorney, is a Golden Globe Award–winning film and television producer.