Best World War I Historical Fiction Books

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1. The Alice Network: A Novel

Author: by Kate Quinn
William Morrow Paperbacks
English
560 pages

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New York Times and USA Today BestsellerAn NPR’s Best Book of the Year A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBubIn this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two womena female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.1947.

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she’s recruited to work as a spy.


2. An Irish Hostage: A Novel (Bess Crawford Mysteries Book 12)

Author: by Todd. Charles
B08KQC6D8Q
William Morrow
July 6, 2021

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[Readers] are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford … While her sensibility is as crisp as her narrative voice, Bess is a compassionate nurse who responds with feeling. The New York Times Book ReviewIn the uneasy peace following World War I, nurse Bess Crawford runs into trouble and treachery in Irelandin this twelfth book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series.

The Great War is overbut in Ireland, in the wake of the bloody 1916 Easter Rising, anyone who served in France is now considered a traitor, including nurse Eileen Flynn and former soldier Michael Sullivan, who only want to be married in the small, isolated village where she grew up.

Even her grandmother is against it, and Eileen’s only protection is her cousin Terrence who was a hero of the Rising and is still being hunted by the British. Bess Crawford had promised to be there for the wedding. And in spite of the danger to her, she keeps that promiseonly to be met with the shocking news that the groom has vanished.


3. The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition

Author: by Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
English
320 pages

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The ideal companion for troubled times: equal parts Continental escape and serious grappling with the question of what it means to be, and feel, lost. The Wall Street Journal One of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe Sun Also Rises is a classic example of Hemingway’s spare but powerful writing style.

It celebrates the art and craft of Hemingway’s quintessential story of the Lost Generationpresented by the Hemingway family with illuminating supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F.Kennedy Library. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley.

The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions.


4. The Orphan Collector: A Heroic Novel of Survival During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Author: by Ellen Marie Wiseman
B07ZPJZDDV
August 4, 2020
English

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Instant New York Times BestsellerFrom the internationally bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a gripping and powerful tale of upheavala heartbreaking saga of resilience and hope perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Kristin Hannahset in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreakthe deadly pandemic that went on to infect one-third of the world’s populationReaders will not be able to help making comparisons to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how little has changed since 1918.

Wiseman has written a touching tale of loss, survival, and perseverance with some light fantastical elements.Highly recommended. BooklistAn immersive historical tale with chilling twists and turns. Beautifully told and richly imagined. Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America’s First Daughter In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia’s overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S.Army.


5. A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition

Author: by Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
English
352 pages

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The definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: Fascinatingserves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an author’s process (The New York Times).

Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

Set against the looming horrors of the battlefieldweary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertionthis gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.

Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right. This edition collects all of the alternative endings together for the first time, along with early drafts of other essential passages, offering new insight into Hemingway’s craft and creative process and the evolution of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.


6. At Night All Blood Is Black: A Novel

Author: by David Diop
English
160 pages
0374266972

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WINNER OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE*A BARACK OBAMA SUMMER READING LIST SELECTION*Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction”Astonishingly good.” Lily Meyer, NPR”So incantatory and visceral I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.” Ali Smith, The Guardian | Best Books of 2020One of The Wall Street Journal’s 11 best books of the fall | One of The A.V.

Club’s fifteen best books of 2020 |A Sunday Times best book of the yearSelected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lycens, David Diop’s English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War.

Alfa Ndiaye is a Senegalese man who, never before having left his village, finds himself fighting as a so-called Chocolat soldier with the French army during World War I. When his friend Mademba Diop, in the same regiment, is seriously injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man’s Land.


7. The Pull of the Stars: The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: by Emma Donoghue
B087C5Z6SR
Picador (July 23, 2020)
July 23, 2020

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The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, from the acclaimed author of Room.’Moving, gripping and dazzlingly written’ StylistDublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together.

Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over the course of three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways.

They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss.

Guardian, Cosmopolitan and Telegraph’s ‘Books of the Year’


8. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie: A Novel

Author: by Marie Benedict
B08BJDPV3H
December 29, 2020
English

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!”A stunning story… The ending is ingenious, and it’s possible that Benedict has brought to life the most plausible explanation for why Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926.”The Washington PostThe New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room returns with a thrilling reconstruction of one of the most notorious events in literary history: Agatha Christie’s mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the carstrange for a frigid night. Her World War I veteran husband and her daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author.

Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away. The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark historical fiction exploration into the shadows of the past, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such murky historical mysteries.


9. A Fatal Lie: A Novel (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Book 23)

Author: by Charles Todd
B088RF67WX
February 16, 2021
English

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If there’s ever been a more complex and compelling hero in crime fiction than Inspector Rutledge, I can’t think of one. Jeffery Deaver In one of his most puzzling cases, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge must delve deep into a dead man’s life and his past to find a killer determined to keep dark secrets buried.

A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river. The man appears to have fallen from the canal aqueduct spanning the valley. But there is no identification on the body, he isn’t a local, and no one will admit to having seen him before.

With little to go on, the village police turn to Scotland Yard for help. When Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent from London to find answers, he is given few cluesa faded military tattoo on the victim’s arm and an unusual label in the collar of his shirt.

They eventually lead him to the victim’s identity: Sam Milford. By all accounts, he was a good man and well-respected. Then, why is his death so mysterious? Looking for the truth, Rutledge uncovers a web of lies swirling around a suicidal woman, a child’s tragic fate, and another woman bent on protecting her past.

10. Lost Roses: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday)

Author: by Martha Hall Kelly
B07FBYYX75
April 9, 2019
English

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

Not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times. Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest.

Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the tsar’s Winter Palace, the famous ballet.

11. The Victory Garden: A Novel

Author: by Rhys Bowen
B07FDDPFPN
February 12, 2019
English

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A Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War. As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort.

She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a land girl, tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate.

It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrifiedand with child.

Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.

12. The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales Book 1)

Author: by Bernard Cornwell
B000FC2RR2
HarperCollins e-books
March 17, 2009

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The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016.

This is the excitingyet little knownstory of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms.

The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex (Alfred’s kingdom and the last territory in English hands) Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane.

He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he is finally forced to choose sides.

13. Once an Eagle: A Novel

Author: by Anton Myrer
English
1312 pages
0062221620

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Once an Eagle is simply the best work of fiction on leadership in print.General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffRequired reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self-interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington’s corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War II, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold WarVietnam.

Now reissued with a new foreword by acclaimed historian Carlo D’Este, here is an unforgettable story of a man who embodies the best in our nationand in us all.

14. Band of Sisters: A Novel

Author: by Lauren Willig
B089T1SYDS
March 2, 2021
English

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“A crackling portrayal of everyday American heroinesA triumph.” Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true storya skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Networkfrom New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig.

A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call.

But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France.

15. The Girl with the Golden Scissors: A Novel

Author: by Julia Drosten
B07VFPT9SV
January 21, 2020
English

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From the bestselling author of The Lioness of Morocco and The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter, the story of an ambitious young woman discovering friendship, love, and her own identity on the eve of World War I.Christmas 1889. A baby is born in the early hours at Vienna General Hospital, only to be abandoned by her unwed mother and entrusted to a foundling home and its loving caretaker.

Fanny Schindler grows from a precocious girl into a strong-willed young woman. Undeterred by the rules of her station, she’s determined to rise above her humble origins and pursue her dreams at all costs, becoming an apprentice to one of the most glamorous fashion houses in Austria-Hungary.

All the while, as Fanny searches for a sense of belonging, her path crosses with those of three people who will change her future. To one, she is a cherished friend. To another, a confidant. And to a handsome career soldier, something more.

When hostilities in Europe burst into flame as a brutal world war, the future of the dual monarchy is at stake, friendships are strained, loyalties are tested, and everything is at risk. And when long-buried secrets about Fanny’s past come to light, she must decide what truly mattersand what is worth fighting for in a new world of infinite possibilities.