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City of Thieves City of Thieves
By Benioff, David
2009-04 - Plume Books
9780452295292 Check our catalog

Benioff follows up "The 25th Hour" with this hard-to-put-down novel based on his grandfather's stories about surviving World War II in Russia. …More

The Yokota Officers Club The Yokota Officers Club
By Bird, Sarah
2002-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345452771 Check our catalog

After a year away at college, military brat Bernadette Root has come "home" to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to spend the summer with her bizarre yet comforting clan. Ruled by a strict, regimented Air Force Major father, but grounded in their mother's particular brand of humor, Bernie's family was destined for military greatness during the glory days of the mid-'50s. But in Base life, where an unkempt lawn is cause for reassignment, one fateful misstep changed the Roots' world forever. Yet the family's silence cannot keep the wounds of the past from reemerging . . . nor can the memory fade of beloved Fumiko, the family's former maid, whose name is now verboten. And the secrets long ago covered up in classic military style-through elimination and denial-are now forcing their way to the surface for a return engagement. …More

Those Who Save Us Those Who Save Us
By Blum, Jenna
2005-05 - Harvest Books
9780156031660 Check our catalog

Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during World War II, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, "Those Who Save Us" is a profound exploration of what people endure to survive and the legacy of shame. …More

Skeletons at the Feast Skeletons at the Feast
By Bohjalian, Chris
2008-05 - Shaye Areheart Books
9780307394958 Check our catalog

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Capturing both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war, Bohjalian's latest work puts a moving face on one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies. …More

Sarah's Key Sarah's Key
By De Rosnay, Tatiana
2008-09 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312370848 Check our catalog

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Haunting and suspenseful, life-affirming and beautiful, "Sarah's Key" offers a compelling portrait of occupied Paris and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this little-known episode in French history. …More

The Eleventh Man The Eleventh Man
By Doig, Ivan
2009-09 - Mariner Books
9780547247632 Check our catalog

Ten members of Montana's legendary 1941 football team are caught up in World War II. The 11th man, Ben Reinking, has been plucked from pilot training and asked to chronicle the adventures of his teammates. Ready for action, he chafes at the assignment, not knowing that it will bring him love. …More

Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th
By Gingrich, Newt
Author Forstchen, William R.
Editor Hanser, Albert S.
2009-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312943394 Check our catalog

This powerful saga covers the heroic highs and horrifying lows of America's darkest day--from the White House to the Wheeler Army Air Field, from top-brass military officers, national leaders, and admirals to the ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. Compelling and meticulously researched, this novel of valor stretches from the chambers of the Emperor of Japan all the way back to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. A story of intrigue, double-dealing, the brutality of war, and the desperate efforts by men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable, "Pearl Harbor "inaugurates the dramatic new Pacific War series--one that entertains as well as informs--from two masters of the genre. …More


Jasmine Nights Jasmine Nights
By Gregson, Julia
2012-06 - Touchstone Books
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The author of the bestselling "East of the Sun" returns with a lush novel about a young singer who is recruited by the British Secret Service during the height of World War II. A powerful story of danger and love set amidst exquisite and dangerous cities of the Middle East. …More

Atonement Atonement
By McEwan, Ian
2003-02 - Anchor Books
9780385721790 Check our catalog

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McEwan, Booker Prize-winning author of "Amsterdam, " has created a symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness that provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative combined with the provocation readers have come to expect from this master of English prose. …More

The Deadly Embrace: A Novel of World War II The Deadly Embrace: A Novel of World War II
By Mrazek, Robert
2006-02 - Viking Books
9780670034789 Check our catalog

This richly woven page-turner follows a young American woman to war-torn England as she struggles to safeguard the Allies' most important intelligence secrets. …More

Suite Francaise Suite Francaise
By Nemirovsky, Irene
2007-04 - Vintage Books USA
9781400096275 Check our catalog

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An extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation--discovered and published 62 years after the author's tragic death at Auschwitz. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art. …More

White Flag Down White Flag Down
By Ross, Joel N.
2007-07 - Doubleday Books
9780385513890 Check our catalog

In this rich, complex novel, based on newly declassified documents, Ross takes readers on a breathtaking chase through World War II Europe, where everyones motives are suspect--and nobody is neutral. …More

Between Shades of Gray Between Shades of Gray
By Sepetys, Ruta
2012-04 - Speak
9780142420591 Check our catalog

Sepetys presents a powerful and haunting novel based on a little-known real-life event in history. OIn terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates a World War II coming-of-age all too timely today. "Between Shades of Gray" is a document long overdue.O--Newbery Medalist Richard Peck.

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The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II
By Shaara, Jeff
2008-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345461377 Check our catalog

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Shaara's "New York Times" bestseller is the masterful opening act ("Publisher's Weekly") of his magnificent trilogy that portrays the momentous and increasingly dramatic events that pulled America into the vortex of World War II. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Shaffer, Mary Ann
2009-05 - Dial Press
9780385341004 Check our catalog

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In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. …More

April in Paris April in Paris
By Wallner, Michael
2008-03 - Anchor Books
9780307277688 Check our catalog

A suspenseful and dramatic story of impossible love between a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in World War II Paris finds Gestapo translator Michel Roth slipping away into a new identity and falling in love with Chantal. Too late he discovers she's a member of the Resistance. …More

Code Name Verity Code Name Verity
By Wein, Elizabeth
2013-05 - Disney Press
9781423152880 Check our catalog

OBreaking away from Arthurian legends ("The Winter Prince"), Wein delivers a heartbreaking tale of friendship during World War II. A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching.ON"Kirkus Reviews." …More

The Book Thief The Book Thief
By Zusak, Markusa>
2007-09 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375842207 Check our catalog

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Set during World War II in Germany, Zusak's groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she cant resist: books. …More