August 8, 2012
About This Book: It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl [...]
December 23, 2011
Laura Hillenbrand, author of the beloved Seabiscuit, has returned with Unbroken, an amazing true story about an authentic American hero, that is by turns tragic, inspiring, thoughtful, and informative.
November 8, 2011
The Invisible Bridge is ultimately a story about love, whether it is between spouses, siblings, or friendships. Julie Orringer creates a detailed perspective of life during a tumultuous time, from tantalizing, romantic descriptions of Parisian streets and stately academics, to the disbelief and horror of the impending doom for European Jews.
November 4, 2011
If the story of Operation Mincement wasn’t real, someone would have dreamed it up — and then been laughed at for its improbability. Yet it was one of the most thrilling espionage stories of World War II, leading to the successful Allied invasions of Sicily and then continental Italy in 1943, and London Times columnist Ben Macintyre does it justice.