Results for General Fiction + Strong Female Leads + 1940s & '50s

Select your view:
  • Mischling
    Affinity Konar
    Hardcover: 09/06/2016
    "One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year" (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters ...
  • Girl in the Blue Coat
    Monica Hesse
    Hardcover: 04/05/2016
    Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying ...
  • An Unrestored Woman
    Shobha Rao
    Hardcover: 03/15/2016
    The twelve paired stories in Shobha Rao's An Unrestored Woman trace their origins to the formation of India ...
  • The Night Stages
    Jane Urquhart
    Hardcover: 07/28/2015
    The Night Stages explores the meaning of separation, the sorrows of fractured families, and the profound ...
  • The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah
    Hardcover: 02/03/2015
    Winner of the 2015 BookBrowse Fiction Award

    Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that ...
  • Motherland
    Maria Hummel
    Paperback: 01/13/2015
    The novel bears witness to the shame and courage of Third Reich families during the devastating final days of ...
  • All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr
    Hardcover: 05/06/2014
    A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in ...

Full results are for members only - but you can cross-reference more than one theme by using the buttons in the right column. Explore the many benefits of membership here.

The reviewer of each book decides which categories it belongs in - but we're only human, mistakes happen. If you see a book that you think is in the wrong place, tell us!

Total books found: 34

Page 1 of 5
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" backstories
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year
  • More about membership!
Filter by Genre
Filter by Setting

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.


Free Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with what's happening in the world of books:
Reviews, previews, interviews and more!

Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time.