Tag Archives: World War II

The Butterfly And The Violin by Kristy Cambron

Sera James and William Hanover both have a interest in a single painting, of a woman with a shaved head, a violin, and a tattoo on her arm from the concentration camp at Auschwitz.  Their search for this painting  reveals the … Continue reading

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The Wreckage by Michael Crummey

Wish Furey is a young Catholic man making his way in Newfoundland, off the coast of Canada, at the outset of World War II.  His world is turned upside down when he meets Mercedes (Sadie) Parsons.  Deeply in love, the … Continue reading

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Five Quarters Of The Orange by Joanne Harris

The author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, presents a mesmerizing work of historical fiction with Five Quarters of the Orange.  Framboise Simon (nee Dartigen) returns to her home village in France to set up an eatery using her mother’s recipes.  The … Continue reading

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Obasan by Joy Kogawa

Obasan is an autobiographical novel about the author’s experience in a Japanese internment camp during the 1940’s in Canada.  Kogawa was a child when her family was relocated from a large city to a rural community. The family was Canadian … Continue reading

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Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanaugh

Set during the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, Dear Enemy is a work of Christian historical fiction with the main characters being an army nurse and a German soldier.  Nurse Annie Rawlins finds herself behind enemy lines, when … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

When I was in high school, I discovered a used book store that contained all sorts of literary treasures.  Many of these came from college students looking to sell back their required reading from their English classes, and so I … Continue reading

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The Venus Fixers by Ilaria Dagnini Brey

During World War II, one of the difficulties faced by the allied forces lay in the fact that priceless works of art and ancient architectural structures of cultural importance often became damaged or destroyed due to the fighting.  No country … Continue reading

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