War

A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war.


See history for specific wars.
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Billy Summers
Sisters in Arms
The Bookseller's Secret
Clark and Division
The Riviera House
The Women of Troy (Women of Troy, #2)
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940
The Perfume Thief
The Island of Missing Trees
Citadel (The Palladium Wars #3)
The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Modernism, and Hitler's War on Art
When the Summer Was Ours
These Tangled Vines
The Venice Sketchbook
The Rose Code
The Book of Lost Names
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
The Girls in the Attic
The Paris Library
The Forest of Vanishing Stars
The Sweetness of Water
The Skylark's Secret
The Missing Sister (The Seven Sisters, #7)
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
The Dressmaker's Gift
The Secret Messenger
Eternal
Redeeming Love by Francine RiversA Voice in the Wind by Francine RiversAn Echo in the Darkness by Francine RiversAs Sure as the Dawn by Francine RiversThe Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
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Unsettling Memoirs & Biographies
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The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
Slaughterhouse-Five
Catch-22
All the Light We Cannot See
The Things They Carried
The Diary of a Young Girl
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
The Art of War
The Nightingale
A Farewell to Arms
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Code Name Verity

J.R.R. Tolkien
War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Haruki Murakami
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars. ...more
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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