Good WWII Historical Fiction and then some....

A Listmania! list by Shannon Morris (USA)
The list author says: "A collection of some of the best WWII based historical fiction that I have found (to be updated as needed)..."
Stones from the River
1.  Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The list author says:
  "One of the best and most moving stories I have read.  This story touches on a number of issues from dwarfism to WWII to love.  An excellent book."
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Those Who Save Us
2.  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The list author says:
  "I really like the mix between past and present in this book - from the US to WWII Germany.  Great book."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Reader
3.  The Reader by Carol Brown Janeway
The list author says:
  "While it doesn't actually take place in WWII, there is a WWII element that cannot be denied.  A disturbing book, but nonetheless a good read as well."
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Day After Night: A Novel
4.  Day After Night: A Novel by Anita Diamant
The list author says:
  "I liked the characters the author created in this book.  It is a different take on the WWII Jewish experience in that it takes place post-war in an interment camp in Palestine.  A sweet read...."
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Suite Française
5.  Suite Française by Sandra Smith
The list author says:
  "I had a hard time getting through this book, but was glad I persevered when it was through.  A French take on the war..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (535 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sarah's Key
6.  Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The list author says:
  "I just finished this and while I liked it, I found it somewhat predictable.  It would be a great book for a high shool reading discussion."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,120 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
7.  The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn-Beer
The list author says:
  "Not really fiction but a good story of survival and strength."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,783 customer reviews)

Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel
8.  Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
The list author says:
  "I loved teh characters in this book.  It was a different kind of take on the war, by three popleexperiencing it in vastly different ways.  Plus, this is one of my favorite authors."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Book Thief
9.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14,441 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
10.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel by Mary Ann Shaffer
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,737 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival
11.  The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival by Louise Murphy
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Miracle at St. Anna (Movie Tie-in)
12.  Miracle at St. Anna (Movie Tie-in) by James McBride
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

City of Thieves: A Novel
13.  City of Thieves: A Novel by David Benioff
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
14.  Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The list author says:
  "OK, so this is obviously not historical fiction, but how could I make a list on books about WWII without including this?  If you have not read it, read it now.  Read it to your children, your grandchildren, your nieces & nephews...you get the point.  A story way too important to be forgotten."
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
15.  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The list author says:
  "While the real plot of this book concerns a young boy's quest for understanding after his father dies in 9/11, the flashbaks to WWII are interesting.  Plus, I really like this book, so it gets on the list."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,184 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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