WWII

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In Another Time

Jillian Cantor’s In Another Time takes us tastefully into the romance of Hanna and Max, two young people who meet and fall in love in Germany on the brink of the outbreak of World War II… and then introduces an awkward plot point that nearly wrecks the proceedings. In 1931, Hanna Ginsberg, a wa ...

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The Lost Girls of Paris

All warfare is based on deception. That is what Sun Tzu said in The Art of War.  In The Lost Girls of Paris, we learn that deception can carry a high price. New York, 1946. When an accident blocks her usual route to work one morning, Grace Healey is forced to cut through the bustling concourse ...

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The Sea Before Us

When I was growing up, one of the movies often watched at my home was The Longest Day, an epic WWII film starring classic cinema stars John Wayne, Sean Connery and Henry Fonda. Using quasi-documentary style storytelling, the film dramatizes the events of the Battle of Normandy and a small part of wh ...

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Lilac Girls

The lives of three real women are fictionalized in this WWII story that highlights how the horrors of that conflict connected people who would otherwise never have met. A difficult and disturbing read, this is a tale of how war can bring out the best in us – or the worst. This is a story told t ...

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

When I went to the bookstore recently, the manager approached me with a gleam in her eye and told me I had to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, that every bookseller there had read it and they all loved it. So I did and I’d like to thank her for recommending this charming gem ...