For Fans of Lilac Girls, 15 More Unforgettable WWII Reads

Shelf RenewalMartha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls is all the buzz, with book groups and individual readers fascinated by the way the horrors of WWII brought out both the best an the worst in people. Be prepared to help patrons discover other stories of faith, fear, and courage in the face of unimaginable cruelty.


Lilac Girls by Martha Hall KellyAll the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

The Girl from Krakow, by Alex Rosenberg

The Girl in the Blue Beret, by Bobbie Ann Mason

The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom

The House of Dreams, by Kate Lord Brown

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

Night, by Elie Wiesel

The Nightingale, by Kristin HannahThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women, by Sarah Helm

Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron

Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered, by Ruth Kluger

Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky

A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, by Caroline Moorehead

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane AckermanThe Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

Post a Comment