The Words I Never Wrote

21 February 2020 | By Jane Thynne | Filed in: 20th century.

A chance discovery inside a vintage typewriter case reveals the gripping story and heartbreaking secrets of two sisters on opposite sides of World War II in this captivating novel for readers of Lilac Girls and The Women in the Castle New York, present day On a whim, photographer Juno Lambert buys

The Art of Resistance

21 February 2020 | By Justus Rosenberg | Filed in: 20th century.

99 year old literature professor Justus Rosenberg escaped the Holocaust and spent four daring years in the French Underground during World War II Now he finally writes his own unforgettable epic A gripping memoir from an Eastern European Jew who fought in the French Resistance The narrative

Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"

21 February 2020 | By David G. Marwell | Filed in: 20th century.

A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate One of the most notorious war criminals of all time, Dr Josef Mengele has come to symbolize both the evil of the Nazi regime and the failure of justice in the postwar world.

Under Darkening Skies

21 February 2020 | By Ray Kingfisher | Filed in: 20th century.

In the shadow of World War II, one young woman must make an unthinkable sacrifice for those she loves Norway, 1940 Nazis pour into Oslo, a shroud of dread looms over the city, and eighteen year old Ingrid Solberg fears the worst Under German rule, harsh rationing and the exorbitant cost of

Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars

21 February 2020 | By Francesca Wade | Filed in: 20th century.

I like this London life the street sauntering and square haunting Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925 Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries among them were the modernist poet H D., detective novelist Dorothy

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

21 February 2020 | By Owen Matthews | Filed in: 20th century.

The thrilling true story of Richard Sorge the man John le Carr called the spy to end spies , and whose actions turned the tide of the Second World War Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting

A Long Petal of the Sea

21 February 2020 | By Isabel Allende | Filed in: 20th century.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits comes an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents, following two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a new place to call home In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain When

In a Field of Blue

21 February 2020 | By Gemma Liviero | Filed in: 20th century.

From the bestselling author of The Road Beyond Ruin comes a novel about a family torn apart by grief and secrets, then pulled back together by hope in the wake of World War I England 1922 It s been four years since Rudy s brother Edgar went missing in war torn France Still deep in mourning and

Paper Wife

21 February 2020 | By Laila Ibrahim | Filed in: 20th century.

Southern China, 1923 Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband s first wife a paper wife On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing Dreams of a

All the Ways We Said Goodbye

21 February 2020 | By Beatriz Williams | Filed in: 20th century.

The New York Times bestselling authors of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris legendary Ritz hotel.The

Broken Angels

21 February 2020 | By Gemma Liviero | Filed in: 20th century.

A Nazi doctor A Jewish rebel A little girl Each one will fight for freedom or die trying Imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, Elsi discovers her mother s desperate attempt to end her pregnancy and comes face to face with the impossibility of their situation Risking her own life, Elsi joins a