World War Two Fiction
|The Japanese Lover||Isabel Allende||
THE JAPANESE LOVER is a touching love story with an extraordinary secret that has endured for decades. The backdrop concerns internment camps that sprung up with the beginning of World War Two.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Isabel Allende on a page that was specially bound in...
|Mistress of the Ritz||Melanie Benjamin||
MISTRESS OF THE RITZ is a fascinating and thrilling take on the true story of the husband and wife...
|Everyone Brave is Forgiven||Chris Cleave||
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN is set in London at the beginning of World War II, and tells the little known story of teachers sending their pupils to rural areas to protect them from Nazi air raids in London - the light skin children, that is. There is also a wartime story of romance and loss. The book is inspired by the...
|Wherever There Is Light||Peter Golden||
WHEREVER THERE IS LIGHT is based on the true story of traditionally African-American colleges in the 1930s rescuing Jewish-German professors and bringing them to the United States to teach. One such fictionalized case is presented with the faculty member's son falling in love with the university president's daughter....
|The Nightingale||Kristin Hannah||
THE NIGHTINGALE was named Book of the Year by many media outlets. This is one of the most powerful stories we've read and found it mesmerizing in describing the resilience of the human spirit during the horrifying years in occupied France during World War Two.
THIS COPY (shown...
|Come Landfall: A Novel||Roy Hoffman||
COME LANDFALL was inspired by true events. It is a story of hurricanes, immigrants, war, loss and renewal.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Roy Hoffman on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in April, 2014 by University...
|Whatever It Took: An American Paratrooper's Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, and Heroism in the Last Days of World War II||Henry Langrehr||
WHATEVER IT TOOK is a one of a kind memoir of one paratrooper's drop on D-Day and his couragous struggle to survive. After landing in Sainte-Mère-Église under heavy anti-aircraft fire, his unit suffered numerous casualties, but kept the advancing German tanks at bay. However, he was taken prisoner on June 29, spending...
|The Ventriloquists||E.R. Ramzipoor||
THE VENTRILOQUISTS finds a young girl, Helene, masquerading as a boy and selling newspapers to survive on the streets of 1943 Brussels. When the Nazis pressure her friend, a publisher of dissident underground newspapers, to betray his cause or die, they and their peers decide to pretend to cave to the German demands,...
|The Chilbury Ladies' Choir||Jennifer Ryan||
THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR is a wonderful look at the indomitable spirit of the women of a small English town at the beginning of World War Two. After defying the Vicar's closing of the choir, these brave gals face serious questions concerning a Jewish refugee, and other matters of life and death.
|The Women in the Castle||Jessica Shattuck||
THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE is one of the great World War Two novels that gives the reader a new perspective - from three German women of different political persuasions surviving unimaginable hardships. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...