Monday, March 13, 2017

Historical Fiction Novels about World War II

An experienced leadership coach and business consultant, Sandra Schiff is the president of Health Mate, Inc., in Michigan. For recreation, Sandra Schiff enjoys reading and is especially fond of historical fiction novels. 

One of the most celebrated books in this category is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, the story of a girl who becomes obsessed with books and repeatedly steals new ones to share with her neighbors and the Jewish man hiding in her basement in Germany during World War II. 

Another book, Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally, looks at World War II from a completely different point of view, focusing on the prisoners of war. The novel looks at Japanese prisoners held in a camp in Australia and introduces readers to a protagonist working with an Italian prisoner because her own husband is in a prison camp in Europe. 

A third book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, explores the relationship between a German boy and a blind French girl who cross paths in occupied France. The novel is a story of the basic goodness of people even during times of war.

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For nearly two decades, Dr. Sandra Schiff has served as the president of Health Mate, Inc., in Southeast Michigan, where she provides car...