Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What to read while waiting for...

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
By Doerr, Anthony
2014-05 - Scribner Book Company
9781476746586 Check Our Catalog
National Book Awards (2014)

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. …More

Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

Charlotte Gray
Charlotte Gray
By Faulks, Sebastian
2000-07 - Vintage Books USA
9780375704550 Check Our Catalog
From bestselling author Sebastian Faulks comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.
In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and when he fails to return from a daring flight into …More

In the Wolf's Mouth
In the Wolf's Mouth
By Foulds, Adam
2014-06 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374175825 Check Our Catalog
A new novel by the author Julian Barnes called "one of the best British writers to emerge in the last decade"
Set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of World War II, "In the Wolf's Mouth" follows the Allies' botched "liberation" attempts as they chased the Nazis north toward the Italian mainland. Focusing on the experiences of two young soldiers--Will Walker, an English field security …More

The Innocents Within
The Innocents Within
By Daley, Robert
2004-12 - Ballantine Books
9780345482204 Check Our Catalog
Based on a little-known true story, The Innocents Within offers a unique and untold view of wartime France and the Holocaust.
The scene is the high plateau of the Massif Central. The time is the bitter winter of 1944. In Le Lignon, a Protestant village in a Catholic country, and in similar villages nearby, Jews both foreign and French have been given shelter, food, and false papers prepared by

Suite Francaise
Suite Francaise
By Nemirovsky, Irene
Translator Smith, Sandra, Dr
2007-04 - Vintage Books USA
9781400096275 Check Our Catalog
BookPage Notable Title
An extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation--discovered and published 62 years after the author's tragic death at Auschwitz. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art.