20th Century

The Tuscan House

By Angela Petch - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

In 1947, war hero Richard Moorhead receives an invitation to attend a community celebration in Corbello, Tuscany. Although a pacifist, he had worked with ...Read Review

The Life and Deaths of Frankie D.

By Colleen Nelson - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Frankie lives the life of a teenage outcast, someone who finds it difficult to trust others. And why not? Born with a rare ...Read Review

The Woodcarver’s Daughter

By Kaja Kajfez (illus.) - By Yona Zeldis McDonough - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

When a Russian pogrom burns her father’s woodcarving shop, twelve-year-old Batya’s family decides to move to America. Mama, Papa, Batya, older ...Read Review

The Storyteller of Casablanca

By Fiona Valpy - Published 2021

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In 1941, thirteen-year-old Josie, her sister, and parents, fearing Nazi atrocities on Jewish families, flee Paris for the relative safety of Vichy France in ...Read Review

The Painting

By Alison Booth - Published 2021

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The painting at the centre of this novel is a family heirloom which Anika brought to Australia when she fled from   Hungary before ...Read Review

Leonora in the Morning Light

By Michaela Carter - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Set in France during WW2, Leonora in the Morning Light is a novel about Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst, two important figures in ...Read Review

The Secrets of the Lake

By Liz Trenow - Published 2021

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In 2019, 84-year-old Molly Goddard is forced to turn her memories back to the time when she, her father, and brother Jimmy first arrived ...Read Review

The Last Debutantes: A Novel

By Georgie Blalock - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

When we first meet Valerie de Vere Cole, she is living the “poor little rich girl” lifestyle. The real-life daughter of disgraced society ...Read Review

From Ashes To Song

By Hilary Hauck - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

Twenty-two-year-old Pietro’s life gets upended by a disease that destroys all the vineyards in northern Italy. Then his beloved music-teacher grandfather suddenly ...Read Review

Emma’s Tapestry

By Isobel Blackthorn - Published 2021

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Emma is nursing Adele, a wealthy elderly woman, in her English summer home just as World War II is breaking. Adele is interested ...Read Review