Tag Archives: WWII

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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Point of View

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose is historical fiction about a group of people living in Paris prior to, during, and after World War II.   It took me a long time to read this 400+ … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson of Longmire fame, is a newly released holiday book.  Being unfamiliar with Johnson, this is my first experience of his work.  Sadly, I cannot say I enjoyed this book. This is a fictional story … Continue reading

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Starting Over

I chose to read The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs because the title of the book intrigued me.  The novel however, did not meet my expectations.  It is a good story about a young Jewish widow who … Continue reading

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