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#1

What do readers say about City of Thieves?

clean and clearspare and evocative

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival - and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.

Durin... Read more about City of Thieves

You have never been so hungry; you have never been so cold. When we slept, if we slept, we dreamed of the feasts we had carelessly eaten seven months earlier—all that buttered bread, the potato dumpli...

#2

What do readers say about All the Light We Cannot See?

an amazing novelbeautiful book, but oh so sad

*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist *

From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New ... Read more about All the Light We Cannot See

In a corner of the city, inside a tall, narrow house at Number 4 rue Vauborel, on the sixth and highest floor, a sightless sixteen-year-old named Marie-Laure LeBlanc kneels over a low table covered en...

#3

What do readers say about Code Name Verity?

big plot twistsworld war ii novel

When a Scottish spy named Queenie is seized by the Nazi SS, she is certain she will be killed. The Nazis torture her and tell her that if she wishes to stay alive, she must disclose top-secret information and explain the purpose of her mission. Queen... Read more about Code Name Verity

Just can’t think when it happened. She checked her papers, I checked my papers, Sergeant Silvey checked both of us, that headmistressy Special Operations officer who was nannying her checked, everybod...

#4

What do readers say about Slaughterhouse-Five?

a fictionalized memoirentertaining and refreshing

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of w... Read more about Slaughterhouse-Five

#5

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The incredible true story of survival and salvation that is the basis for two major motion pictures: 2014's Unbroken and the upcoming Unbroken: Path to Redemption.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinq... Read more about Unbroken

IN THE PREDAWN DARKNESS OF AUGUST 26, 1929, IN THE back bedroom of a small house in Torrance, California, a twelve-year-old boy sat up in bed, listening. There was a sound coming from outside, growing...

#6

What do readers say about The Book Thief?

prose like poetryrepressed freedom and true empathy

It's 1939 in Molching, Germany, and horror is everywhere. Nazi rule has divided the nation into those who are brutalized and those who are merely oppressed. Hunger, fear, and isolation reign. There are stories here, and who better to tell them than D... Read more about The Book Thief

When the coughing stopped, there was nothing but the nothingness of life moving on with a shuffle, or a near-silent twitch. A suddenness found its way onto his lips then, which were a corroded brown c...

#7

What do readers say about The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society?

fun and lightletter writing format

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NOW A NETFLIX FILM

A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

"Treat yourself to this book, please-I can't recommend it highly enough."-El... Read more about The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Susan just gave me the sales figures for Izzy?I can scarcely believe them. I honestly thought everyone would be so weary of the war that no one would want a remembrance of it?and certainly not in a bo...

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#8

What do readers say about The Diary of a Young Girl?

incredibly heartbreakingsad yet eye-opening

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

In 1942, with Nazis occupy... Read more about The Diary of a Young Girl

I haven’t written for a few days, because I wanted first of all to think about my diary. It’s an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary, not only because I have never done so before, but because...

#9

What do readers say about Band of Brothers?

relaxed story-like paceleadership and sacrifice

Stephen E. Ambrose's classic New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the acclaimed HBO series about Easy Company, the ordinary men who became the World War II's most extraordinary soldiers at the frontlines of the war's most critical moments. F... Read more about Band of Brothers

#10

What do readers say about Catch-22?

20th century absurdistbureaucracy and war

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

Now a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.

Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a co... Read more about Catch-22

Yossarian was in the hospital with a pain in his liver that fell just short of being jaundice. The doctors were puzzled by the fact that it wasn’t quite jaundice. If it became jaundice they could trea...

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