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After the War After the War
By Adams, Alice
2001-12 - Washington Square Press
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In search of a simpler life, transplanted Yankees Cynthia and Harry Baird move to Pinehill from Connecticut during the Depression. But with Harry now off in London doing his part for the Allies, Cynthia's life is proving to be anything "but" simple. …More

Nothing But a Smile Nothing But a Smile
By Amick, Steve
2010-02 - Anchor Books
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From the author of the widely praised novel "The Lake, the River & the Other Lake" comes this love story of a man and a woman who choose an unconventional way to redefine themselves during and after World War II. …More

Dream When You're Feeling Blue Dream When You're Feeling Blue
By Berg, Elizabeth
2008-01 - Ballantine Books
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"New York Times" bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters, their lively Irish family, and the men they love.
As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. …More

Four Freedoms Four Freedoms
By Crowley, John
2010-05 - Harper Perennial
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In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to combat, a city springs up, seemingly overnight in the fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the necessary machinery of warfare. …More

Tallgrass Tallgrass
By Dallas, Sandra
2008-02 - St. Martin's Griffin
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During World War II, a family finds life turned upside-down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small town. Part thriller, part historical novel, this novel is a riveting exploration of the darkest--as well as the best--parts of the human heart. …More

Jitterbug Jitterbug
By Estleman, Loren D.
2000-02 - Forge
9780812545371 Check our catalog

In the tense world of industrial Detroit during World War II, a self-appointed soldier is savaging ordinary and defenseless people. Lieutenant Zagreb's most important job is to keep the city from exploding. But he must also catch this mad killer while saving his own soul. But he can't succeed at all three. …More

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
By Ford, Jamie
2009-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345505347 Check our catalog

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Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, the times and places are brought [stirringly] to life (Jim Tomlinson, author of "Things Kept, Things Left Behind"). …More

Flora Flora
By Godwin, Gail
2013-08 - Thorndike Press
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Award-winning, "New York Times"-bestselling author Godwin's penetrating and haunting narrative about intimacy and loss and remorse, set against a background of world-changing events. …More

The Art Student's War The Art Student's War
By Leithauser, Brad
2010-11 - Vintage Books
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In his sixth novel, Leithauser has realized a double feat of imagination: a loving historical portrait of a now-vanished Detroit in its heyday, and a keen and affectionate rendering of young artist Bianca Paradiso. …More

When the Emperor Was Divine When the Emperor Was Divine
By Otsuka, Julie
2003-10 - Anchor Books
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Julie Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have ever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination--both physical and emotional--of a generation of Japanese Americans. …More

Human Comedy
Human Comedy
By Saroyan, William
Author Saroyan
1989-10 - Houghton Mifflin
9780151423019 Check our catalog

The story of an American family in wartime. …More

This Dame for Hire
This Dame for Hire
By Scoppettone, Sandra
2005-09 - Thorndike Press
9780786278350 Check our catalog

Meet Faye Quick, a sassy secretary who reluctantly becomes a P.I. when her boss joins the Army. As it turns out, she catches on quickly and is especially adept at solving crimes she stumbles over--literally. …More

Gardenias
Gardenias
By Sullivan, Faith
2005-08 - Milkweed Editions
9781571310453 Check our catalog

Awards:
Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (2006), Minnesota Book Award (2006)

This novel revisits the author's most beloved characters from "The Cape Ann," taking them from their hometown to new lives, new dreams, and new risks in San Diego. …More