Results for General Fiction + Strong Female Leads + 1940s & '50s, set in Europe

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  • The Amber Shadows
    Lucy Ribchester
    Hardcover: 08/08/2017
     
    During the dangerous days of World War II, Honey Deschamps is spending her days transcribing decrypted ...
  • Mischling
    Affinity Konar
    Paperback: 05/30/2017
     
    "One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year" (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters ...
  • The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah
    Paperback: 04/25/2017
     
    Winner of the 2015 BookBrowse Fiction Award

    Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that ...
  • Girl in the Blue Coat
    Monica Hesse
    Paperback: 04/04/2017
     
    Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying ...
  • The Women in the Castle
    Jessica Shattuck
    Hardcover: 03/28/2017
     
    Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold.
  • 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 ...

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