Tag Archives: WWII

What Can’t Be Seen

What I didn’t realize until the end of Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, was that it is historical fiction based on the lives of the reclusive Collyer brothers who resided in New York City during the last century. Homer … Continue reading

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Wandering Exiles

I began reading The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa on the anniversary of The Night of the Broken Glass.  It was coincidental, not purposeful. I finished the novel on Armistice Day. The timing was perfect and the book quite … Continue reading

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Symphony of Life

The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons is a then and now story set in England before and after World War Two.  Three brothers and their father return to the family estate after it was requisitioned by England during … Continue reading

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Isola Casa

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner is a lovely novel about four generations of a family living on a small island off the southern coast of Italy. Spanning the years during World War 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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Whither Thou Goest

Bridge to the Sun by Gwen Terasaki is a memoir written by the American wife of a Japanese diplomat during World War II. When the Tennessee born author met and married her Japanese husband in Washington D.C. in 1931, little … Continue reading

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Art Heroes

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter is an exceptional history of the valiant men and women whose mission during World War II was to locate and save the countless art treasures looted by the Nazi regime. … Continue reading

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Dawning

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is one of the best books I have read this year. I was so impressed with this novel that I am planning to look into Doerr’s previous award-winning stories. This powerful story … Continue reading

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