Weekly Book List: Week 11 (Women in War)

liarLiar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott (Civil War)

The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War. (973.7 ABB)


mothersRevolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence / Carol Berken (American Revolution)

A study of the vital part played by women during the Revolutionary War details their diverse roles of raising funds, disseminating propaganda, managing businesses and homes, and serving as nurses, spies, warriors, and saboteurs. (973.3082 BER)

germanThe German Girl / Armando Lucas Correa (World War II)

Stripped of her family’s privileges by the Nazi party in 1939 Berlin, Hannah Rosenthal forges a pact that she will remain true to her best friend, Leo, before embarking on a refugee ship bound for Havana, where rumors of a deadly plot force her to make an impossible choice. (FIC CORREA)

nightingaleThe Nightingale / Kristin Hannah (World War II)

Reunited when the elder’s husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. (FIC HANNAH)


gardenThe Sea Garden / Deborah Lawrenson (World War II)

Brilliantly interweaving three narratives, this mesmerizing story of love, mystery and murder during World War II follows three courageous women — an award-winning British landscape designer, a young, blind perfumer’s apprentice and a junior British intelligence officer. (FIC LAWRENSON)


warGirl at War / Sarah Novic (Yugoslavian Civil War)

When her happy life in 1991 Croatia is shattered by civil war, ten-year-old Ana Juric is embroiled in a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers before making a daring escape to America, where years later she struggles to hide her past. (FIC NOVIC)


parisiennesLes Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation / Anne Sebba

Traces the experiences of women in Nazi-occupied Paris, detailing how, while men were fighting in the war or forced to work in German factories, women worked desperately to care for their families and survive while enduring daily contact with occupying forces. (940.5344 SEB)

summerThe Summer Before the War / Helen Simonson (World War I)

In summer 1914, well-bred Beatrice Nash arrives in Rye to become the first female Latin teacher at the local school and soon falls in love with her sponsor’s nephew. All would be golden but for the terrible rumbling of coming war. (FIC SIMONSON)


wroteThe Women Who Wrote the War / Nancy Caldwell Sorel (World War II)

Celebrates the accomplishments of World War II’s female war correspondents, who risked their lives in combat zones to provide firsthand reports on the events of the war. (940.53 SOR)


motherOur Mothers’ War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II / Emily Yellin (World War II)

Examines how World War II transformed traditional women’s roles, describing the experiences of nurses, factory employees, the military’s first women soldiers, and female prisoners of war. (940.53082 YEL)

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