The Painting

By Alison Booth - Published 2021


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

The Storyteller of Casablanca

By Fiona Valpy - Published 2021


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 Last Debutantes: A Novel

By Georgie Blalock - Published 2021


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

Leonora in the Morning Light

By Michaela Carter - Published 2021


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

Emma’s Tapestry

By Isobel Blackthorn - Published 2021


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

The Perfume Thief

By Timothy Schaffert - Published 2021


In Nazi-occupied Paris, Clementine has several strikes against her: she’s gender-fluid, and deeply involved with the artistic, non-heterosexual, nightclub, anti-Nazi community – a ...Read Review

Radar Girls

By Sara Ackerman - Published 2021



On Sunday, December 7, 1941, on O’ahu, Hawaii, 23-year-old Daisy is at the beach while most islanders are at church, for she “preferred to ...Read Review

The Riviera House

By Natasha Lester - Published 2021


This complex multi-generational novel, which has as its base the systematic theft of art works by the German occupiers from conquered Paris, doesn’...Read Review

Sisters in Arms: A Novel of the Daring Black Women Who Served During World War II

By Kaia Alderson - Published 2021



Sisters in Arms takes us into the lives of the only all-Black battalion of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War ...Read Review

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

By Kristin Harmel - Published 2021


Yona is a girl raised in the woods of Poland in near-isolation by a mysterious crone who kidnapped her from her parents at ...Read Review