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Historical Fiction: World War II

 

A selection of current fiction about what life was like during World War II in different locations and for people filling diverse roles.

 

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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
Doerr, Anthony

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 57 on 59 copies

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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
Epstein, Jennifer Cody

A young woman's journey through the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo, and the stories of three Americans who shape her fate. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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In the Wolf's Mouth

In the Wolf's Mouth
Foulds, Adam

A new novel, set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of World War II, by the author Julian Barnes called one of the best British writers to emerge in the last decade. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Major's Daughter

The Major's Daughter
Francis, J. P.

April, 1944. The quiet rural village of Stark, New Hampshire is irrevocably changed by the arrival of 150 German prisoners of war. And one family, unexpectedly divided, must choose between love and country. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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When the World Was Young: A Novel

When the World Was Young: A Novel
Gaffney, Elizabeth

Raised by her grandparents in Brooklyn Heights during World War II, Wally Baker avoids the traditional interests of young women, harbors suspicions about a boarder, and explores secrets from her mother's past in the aftermath of a tragedy on V-J Day. (NoveList)


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Middle C: A Novel

Middle C: A Novel
Gass, William H.

Joseph Skizzen's family fled from Austria in 1938 to London where his father disappeared, he and his family then relocated to small town Ohio and Joseph grows up to be a decent piano player with a deeply fractured sense of identity. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Commandant of Lubizec: A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard

The Commandant of Lubizec: A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard
Hicks, Patrick

Tells a documentary-style story of rebellion, survival, and life amid death in a fictitious death camp, shedding new light on the chilling events that took place in 1939 Poland. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Motherland

Motherland
Hummel, Maria

A tale inspired by stories from the author's father's childhood in Germany as well as letters between her Nazi-compliant grandparents traces the experiences of widowed surgeon Frank, who to provide for his children after being drafted into military service remarries a young woman who struggles to keep one of the children from being declared mentally unfit. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest
Jenoff, Pam

When they discover a Jewish Allied paratrooper stranded outside of their small mountain village in Poland, 18-year-old twin sisters Helena and Ruth Nowak hide him from the Nazis, but soon jealousy and a devastating betrayal set in motion events that will reverberate across the decades. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child
Läckberg, Camilla

After finding a Nazi medal among her late mother's belongings, crime writer Erica Falck meets with an old friend of her mother's, who is suddenly and violently murdered two days later, and Erica and her husband Detective Patrik Hedstrèom must turn to family wartime diaries for clues. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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