A key challenge in writing historical fiction is balancing the mores and ethos of the time described with those of the time the narrative will be read in.
In the 1940s, thousands of Jews and others the Nazis considered "undesirable" are transported to Auschwitz in Germany where their heads are shaved, their bodies disinfected, and then they are sent
C. J. Carey’s novel, Widowland, couldn’t be more chilling—or dystopian—given the frightening political landscape confronting women in America and elsewhere.
When Isabel "Izzy" Cooper loses her beloved brother Walt after he gets shot down in Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in World War II, she wonders how she can go on.
“The writing is so smooth and consistent, and the narrative unfolds so steadily, it’s hard to look up from.”
“Readers may never know if or how that near-death experience [Wiggins' stroke while writing] may have altered Wiggins’ concept of Properties of Thirst.
It is 1945 and sisters Lillian and Eleanor Kaufman live in New York City. Lillian is older than Eleanor, her identical twin by seven minutes, and the two are as different as day and night.
It is April 1943, and World War II is raging throughout Europe. In Washington, D.C., Ava Harper is working as a librarian at a job she loves in the Rare Book Room at the Library of Congress.
In January 1940, 16-year-old Lucie and her mother, Yvonne, leave Australia after their home is destroyed by a fire where Lucie's father has perished.
Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.
“An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant
All the Lights Above Us covers approximately the 24 hours of D-Day, almost minute-by-minute, through the eyes of five disparate women in England, France, and Germany whose lives are upende
This highly emotional novel includes two narratives combined in one, commencing in June 1940 in Riga, Latvia.
“The Good Left Undone is a poignant expose on the value of the unsung heroes in a multigenerational, working-class family, and through the power of story, author Adriana Trigiani r
“Eternal is a heart-wrenching but ultimately triumphant novel of friendship, love, and loss that will take the reader on a journey to the past while leaving many questions to ponde
“delivers a message of hope, drawing the story full circle to focus on the timeless power of beauty and love, two forces that can outlive even the darkest situations.”
“A riveting story for all those who are a fan of historical fiction and the issue of art stolen by the Nazis.”
Lana Kortchik tells the fictional story taken from facts about World War II and how it impacted the city of Kiev in Ukraine.
“Hair-raising and shocking, the fiery determination to right what is wrong combined with the acts of personal selflessness strengthens this plot into a thrilling read.”
This novel has echoes of Queen’s Gambit, the Netflix series that reinvigorated chess for seemingly half the population.
“Hermans has written a classic with this book, a scathing exploration of human nature, of the small pettiness that consumes people even in the most dramatic of situations.”
“The Hidden Child raises the disturbing question: How many of these fictitious people would have cheered Hitler on?”
“He wanted more than anything . . . to have survived without betraying. . . .
“Leonora in the Morning Light is less a story about love, and more a story about finding your own authentic voice.
“For most immigrants, the streets of America’s urban communities were paved with stones, not gold.”