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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Part of 1000 books to read before you die list, this book deals with Italian Jews right around WWII. It's a slim book, very literate, but frankly I ha...more
Mar 19, 2011
Dec 02, 2009
Finding Rebecca: A Novel of Love and the Holocaust
Excellent novel of the Holocaust told from the perspective of a reluctant SS officer stationed at Auschwitz who tries to make a difference. Very diffe...more
Sep 05, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Anne Frank House: A Museum With A Story
Very well written book giving a lot of background information about the house and the months spent there by Anne Frank and all the others. Includes bi...more
Jan 2010
Jan 07, 2011
Those Who Save Us
Our September book club choice. One more WWII novel. I was not too sure it was worth the read, but this book gripped me from the start and kept me rea...more
Aug 31, 2010
Apr 10, 2009
I've read quite a few Anita Shreve books and while I don't think they are all fantastic, most of them have made for a very enjoyable read. This one, h...more
Nov 04, 2012
May 12, 2010
Winter in Madrid
Many years ago, as a kid growing up in South America, I heard stories about the Spaniards who had emigrated, leaving their beloved Spain and starting...more
Dec 28, 2010
May 03, 2010
Dream When You're Feeling Blue
Although I usually enjoy Elizabeth Berg's writing and I don't expect anything terribly deep and complicated, this book was not one that I could say me...more
Dec 06, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
When I bought this book for the kindle I had no idea it was intended for the YA group. I don't usually read that category. However, it worked well for...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
The Secret of Santa Vittoria
After visiting some of the hilltowns in Tuscany, I wondered what it would have been like to live through WWII there. Based on a true story and the aut...more
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
The Soldier's Wife
Vivienne de la Mare has stayed in Guernsey while her husband is off fighting the war. She has two daughters, blanche a typical self-centered teenager...more
Nov 18, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
The Hiding Place
Two stars. That's the best I can do on a book that came highly recommended and that I read with relish as I had just been to Amsterdam and surrounding...more
Jan 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
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