And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini. Takes place in Afghanistan in 1952. Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.
The Golden Hour. In this stunning debut set in the summer of 1944 in Tuscany, Giovanna Bellini, the daughter of a wealthy aristocrat and vineyard owner, has just turned seventeen and is on the cusp of adulthood. War bears down on her peaceful little village after the Italians sign a separate peace with the Allies-transforming the Germans into an occupying army.
between shades of gray by RUTA SEPETYS. An aspect of the brutality of WWII that I never new about before reading this book. Sepetys presents a horrendous event in a thoughtful, heartfelt, creative and ultimately uplifting way. A MUST READ for everyone, especially those with an interest in the Holocaust, Stalin and/or Lithuania.