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By Trish Doller. 2013
When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and car, and…he has nightmares of his best friend getting killed but when he runs into Harper, a girl who has despised him since middle school, life actually starts looking up. For high school and adult readers
By Ellen Gray Massey. 2007
The Civil War has broken out in Missouri and Lettie Worthington won't take sides--though she has a brother fighting in…each army and a fiancé with a guerrilla band sympathetic to the South. Upon learning that both brothers were in the Battle of Lexington, twenty miles west, she leaves the farm and paddles a skiff up the Missouri River to find them. For junior and senior high readers
By Alan Gratz, Ruth Gruener, Jack Gruener. 2013
Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow,…when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau. Some violence. For grades 6-9
By James R. Benn. 2014
When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle is assigned…to investigate. No one knows where the corpse could have come from. Billy is invited to stay with the local family at Ashcroft, which is not really a refuge from the war, but the family's secret agendas, buried histories and grudges abound. Then a miliary tragedy occurs with not one corpse, but hundreds. Contains strong language
By Harriette Louisa Simpson Arnow, Harriette Simpson Arnow. 2012
Kentucky rebel Leslie Collins, steadfast, resourceful, and courageous, returns home to find his family and homestead gone. In search for…them along the Kentucky Trace, he finds another family of sorts. This detailed account of ordinary Appalachians living through the Revolutionary War is the author's last novel. Originally published in 1974
By Ron Underwood. 2011
Evan thought everything in his life was finally as he wanted it to be, but the Iraq war suddenly interrupted…all that, and he became a man in his mid-forties coping with his wife, the soldier, facing the daily dangers of a war. Time apart is always difficult for spouses but when bombs and missiles are thrown into the mix the difficulties multiply. Unrated. 2010
By Anna Myers. 1996
After her mother's death, sixteen-year-old Hallie faces changes in her life in the hills of eastern Oklahoma in 1918, as…she takes over caring for her family and begins thinking about life as a woman. For grades 6 to 9 and older readers
By Mary Frailey Calland. 2011
On September 17, 1862, an explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh kills seventy-eight girls rolling bullet cartridges for the…Union army. News of the catastrophe is overshadowed by the horrendous casualty reports from the Battle of Antietam, fought on the very same day in Maryland. Connected to the two events are four young northerners--feminist Clara Ambrose, soldier Garrett Cameron, industrialist Edgar Gliddon, and immigrant Annie Burke. 2012. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex
By Alexander McCall Smith. 2018
Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot…stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, a canine mascot on the base who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, and Val becomes Mike's fiancée. But then a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all, and Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes with great risk but carries with it the richest of rewards. 2018.
By Simon Mawer. 2009
High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially…for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian. 2009.
By Mary Ann Gibbs. 1973
Victorian romance set in England in 1854. Treated as a poor relation rather than as an adopted daughter, Tabbie accidentally…finds out about her true parents when she meets a wounded soldier while a nurse in the Crimean war. 1975, c1973.
By Jojo Moyes. 2012
France, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre treasures the portrait her husband painted of her before going off to war. So does the…German commander who takes over Sophie’s hotel. Ninety years later the painting hangs in the home of London widow Liv Halston - and Sophie’s descendants want it back. 2012.
By John Sherlock. 1986
Four women attempt to smuggle a fortune in jewels out of the Warsaw ghetto to Switzerland. Their eventual goal is…to aid Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. This saga spans 40 years. 1986.
By Douglas Reeman. 2006
A tale of war and courage, set in World War II Malta, and the pivotal role played in the islands'…defence by the small motor gunboats known as "The Glory Boys". Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language. 2006.
By Pat Barker. 1996
Psychologist William Rivers struggles with the dilemma of healing men who must then rejoin the battle. Patient Billy Prior wants…to return to the French front, though the war is nearing an end. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Final book in Barker's World War I trilogy. Sequel to "The eye in the door." 1995 Booker Prize winner. 1996. (World War I trilogy ; 3)
By William Stevenson. 1980
Based on the savage struggle in east Africa during World War I, and the real-life renegade German army commander Paul…von Lettow. Stevenson's novel traces the circumstances that combined to create an explosive situation in the African continent. c1980.
By William Young Boyd. 1985
In the final months of World War II in Europe Private Will Hope, an eighteen-year-old draftee, is rushed into battle…as a replacement. Beginning in a gun crew, he is later absorbed into a mine platoon that doubles as a rifle platoon. From France to Austria, Hope learns how to be a combat soldier and, more importantly, how to be a survivor. Realistic battle scenes. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1985.
By George MacDonald Fraser. 1986
By Karen X Tulchinsky. 2003
In 2003, a mild-mannered historian named Moses Lapinsky begins to write a biography of his father, a famous Jewish-Canadian boxer…named Sonny. His research takes him from the 1930's to the 1950's, as he describes the fortunes of the Lapinsky family. In particular, it was the events of August 1933, at the riot at Christie Pits Park, which changed the lives of all four Lapinsky brothers forever. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2003.
By T. S Stribling. 1900
An Alabama family, headed by slaveowner and cotton farmer Jimmie Vaiden, finds their southern way of life profoundly affected by…the Civil War and its aftermath. Strong language. Prequel to "The store" . 1931.