The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Publication Info: Published September 4, 2018 by Harper Paperbacks. I read the paperback. Other editions available. Summary: In 1942, Lale Sokolov is transported by train to Auschwitz concentration camp with thousands of other people in cattle cars. He is forced to abandon his personal belongings, is shaved, tattooed and shoved into overcrowded barracks. Hungry and […]

Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Publication Info: Published February 19th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press. E-book edition provided by NetGalley. Other editions available. Summary: In the Kapi’olani Home for Girls on O’ahu, three-year-old Ruth is a lively handful. Ruth loves animals and wants a pet of her own. But as loving as the nuns in the Catholic orphanage are, they […]

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Publication Info: February 20th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing, hardcover edition. Other editions available. In December, 1944, Hugo Langley, the soon to be heir of Langley Hall, is shot down over Italy by the Germans. His leg badly injured, he manages to crawl to the edge of an olive tree grove and passes out. He […]

Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

Publication Date: May 2018 by Open Books Summary: Jasmine Bai, a university student, leaves the relative security of her uncle’s house in Chungking to find her parents in Nanking. It is 1937 and the Japanese are reported near the Republic of China’s capital. Having already ravaged Peking and Shanghai, the Japanese army is headed to […]