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Book: Under the Silk Hibiscus by Alice J. Wisler
"At a time when history might be repeating itself, this story is important." ~ Amazon review During World War Two, fifteen-year-old Nathan and his family are sent to Heart Mountain, an internment camp in Wyoming for Japanese-Americans. Nathan's one desire, along with hoping that the beautiful singer Lucy will notice him, is to protect the family's gold pocket watch, a family heirloom brought over [...]
 
Book: FEMA Camp Parent Trap by Ilyan Kei Lavanway
As a nation, we have ignored almost two centuries of prophetic warnings. The stage has already been set by those we have allowed to hold sway in our country. Do we recognize what's coming? Will we merely react to the crisis after it happens, or will we act in time to change the course of our nation and prevent the crisis? Can we take a lesson from 1940s Austrian history and prevent a repeat? As [...]
 
Book: All The Way Home (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock
Christy Award winner "Her rich descriptions and characterizations are unusually fresh and inventive." -- Publisher's Weekly From a rough section of Los Angeles during the late Depression years, to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the South, this novel is a searing portrayal of one family trapped by alcoholism and another living the typical middle class life. A true American story told [...]
 
Book: Keiretsu by Richard Brawer
An explosive political thriller. Toshio Nagoya, the ultra-nationalist CEO of Japan's largest Keiretsu plots to build nuclear weapons to protect his country from a menacing China. Using his cousin, John Nagoya, a lawyer and second generation Japanese-American, they build a large political action committee to thwart the expected United Sates' cease-and-desist demands. That's the catalyst that draws [...]
 
Book: A Teacher of Time Theresienstadt Concentration Camp by Mary Maxie
When German teacher Laurena Woytowicz arrives at Peter Albright's school for the new school term, Peter suddenly begins having debilitating headaches. Laurena's talented Reiki ability is the only thing that seems to help him get rid of the pain. When Laurena finds an old piano at the Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum, that has a secret drawer with a notebook in it, she invites Peter to help her [...]
 
Book: y1 by Sherrie Cronin
y1 tells of a misfit genius who just wants to be himself and who has always had an odd ability to alter his appearance. When he lands in the sales department of a pharmaceutical company, it becomes clear that there are those who would kill to protect the mysteries that the company has worked so hard to keep hidden. While - on a sales trip to the South Pacific, a colleague is murdered. He finds [...]
 
Book: Home Street Home - The Virginia Beach Chronicles by Georgia Saunders
WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT HOME STREET HOME - THE VIRGINIA BEACH CHRONICLES... I just finished reading the book today! I could not put it down - it was WONDERFUL! I felt like I was there with everyone & everything as it took place. It gave me different insights to things I could not imagine going on. I cried at the end; when you were talking about Little Bear as I knew who you were really [...]
 
Book: Her Sister's Keeper by Sydell Voeller
Logan Corbett, registered nurse, suddenly becomes the guardian of her 10-year-old sister, Kim. A former prizewinning gymnast, the girl was seriously injured in the same plane accident that killed their parents. Logan admits she's overly protective of Kim, but only wants what she thinks is best for her. Dr. Zachary Dellinger, a pediatrician at the hospital where Logan works, suggests that Kim [...]
 
Book: Memories of Evil - A World War II Childhood by Peter Kubicek
We Holocaust survivors all suffered from what is now called PTSD -- post-traumatic stress disorder. In effect, we found it difficult to live with our memories. Each of us had to make his way back to normalcy in his own way -- a long circuitous road, which some traversed better and some worse. There are many Holocaust survivors who were unable to ever speak of their experiences and ultimately took [...]
 
Book: THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE by Martin J. Ryan
: In scenes that shift from New York to Moscow to South Asia, this novel explores the essential natures of three ordinary men whose lives, while appearing to barely touch, will produce a butterfly effect with the explosive power of C4. New York Detective, Sergeant Frank Driscoll, is assigned to the murder of a beautiful Russian immigrant. What at first seems a bungled mugging, proves instead to [...]
 
Book: TOUCHING THE WIRE by Rebecca Bryn
"He had no way to tell her he had given her life: no right to tell her to abandon hope." A fictional story of every man and woman interred in Nazi death camps throughout the Second World War, this novel is based on real events. Part One - In the Shadow of the Wolf - In a death camp in 1940's Poland, a young doctor and one of his nurses struggle to save lives and relieve the suffering of hundreds [...]
 
Book: Satan's Song - A Bailey Crane Mystery (Bailey Crane Mystery Series Book 2) by Billy Ray Chitwood
Bailey Crane helps a mother find modest closure in the brutal beheading death of her daughter. Other murders in other states present a trail for our southern sleuth to follow, and he will find himself steeped in a case with bizarre far reaching psychological implications. The surprising ending comes on a stormy night in a Colorado mountain town and will mark a new beginning for the bible belt [...]
 
Book: Book of John, Order of the Universe II (THE DIVINE PLAN, Order of the Universe) (Volume 2) by Gary Randall Braithwaite
JOHN WRITES THIS FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF HIS TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS AS HE SURVIVES ON EARTH BETWEEN 2014 AND 2018, THIS INCLUDES THE END OF OCCUPY WARS, WASHINGTON DESTROYED BY NUCLEAR BOMB, SURVIVING THE KILLING FIELDS IN GEORGIA, HIS CARPENTRY WORK AT CAMP FEMA BARSTOW, HIS EXPERIENCES ON THE WAY TO TAOS, NEW MEXICO, HIS LIFE AT SMITTY'S COMMUNE, AND THE GREY'S VISITING HIM, AND HIS TRANSFER TO [...]
 
Book: Last Eyewitnesses, World War II Memories - D-Day to 70th Anniversary by Walter Parks
This book was written to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to preserve the last personal voices of the truly great soldiers that went ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944 or shortly thereafter. Soon, all these brave men will pass to another time and place. We believe that these men should never be forgotten. Their personal memories must be preserved. Paratroopers, glider pilots, [...]
 
Book: From Tajikistan To The Moon - A Story Of Tragedy, Survival And Triumph Of The Human Spirit by Robert Frimtzis
From Tajikistan to the Moon is an inspirational, true story of the spellbinding events of World War II, the author s escape from his war-torn country, his flight to freedom, and his ultimate success in America. Told from a unique Soviet perspective, Robert Frimtzis takes you from surviving bombs of the Nazi blitzkrieg, to imminent starvation and deprivation in a mud hut in Tajikistan, to [...]
 
Book: Digger's Story - Surviving the Japanese POW Camps Was Just the Beginning by David Barrett & Brian Robertson
How do you survive when you're beaten, starved and humiliated as a prisoner of war in a camp on the Thai-Burma railway? 'You stick together, that's what you do,' says David 'Digger' Barrett. 'You scam, lie, steal, cheat and hate the bastards with as much energy as you - love and protect your mates.' Digger was given his nickname at an early age by his father. It was prophetic: as an [...]
 
Book: Rising from the Shadow of the Sun - A Story of Love, Survival and Joy by Ronny Herman de Jong
This is a fascinating chronicle based on the detailed diary of Netty Herman, a courageous Dutch mother, who records the horrors and desperation of life with her two young daughters, Ronny and Paula, in World War II Japanese concentration camps for women and children on Java; and the inspiring story of Ronny's journey from a childhood in captivity in Southeast Asia in the 1940s to peace and [...]
 
Book: Takeshi's Choice by Michael Matson
Takeshi Kirihara was a self-made man with a problem. As a Japanese living in America with war looming on the horizon, he knew he had to take steps to protect his property. What he couldn't know is that he'd die in an internment camp without sharing the secret of what he'd done: a secret that leads to three murders and an acceptance of a family's destiny.
 
Book: Marcia Gates - Angel of Bataan by Melissa Bowersock
Marcia L. Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her award-winning story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother. Watch the book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym4AmLynvfo&feature=g-upl
 
Book: Edge of Insanity by Barbara Woster
(Paranormal Thriller: Young Adult) The victims of Monterey Cliffs Sanatorium are dying to be set free. It's 1924, and Maria Bartonelli haplessly bears witness to a murderous assault on her mother, which results in her forced internment at Monterey Cliffs Sanatorium. Decades later, the victims within that establishment decide to stir up more than a little mischief in their bid to be free.
 
Book: Paul O'Leary - trouble on the farm by Michael Mardel
Trouble on the farm Challenges for a young boy This is a middle grade story, second in the trilogy of Paul O'Leary. Paul has left the hot tropics of Broome in Western Australia for the cold, windy hills of Bolinda, north-west of Melbourne. He still has his dog but this time he has to ride his bike to school as it's a fair distance away and is the only building in Bolinda. It's sheep country and [...]
 
Book: Letters from the Good War - A Young Man's Discovery of the World by Hugh Aaron
The letters herein, some one thousand of them, are a day-to-day three year account of what happened in the life of a young enlisted man serving in the Naval Construction Battalions - the Seabees - during World War II. They take the reader from the first day of boot camp, to various training camps around the U.S., to the Southwest Pacific and back home.
 
Book: Tree/House by Jessica Knauss
Upon the death of her strange and distant husband, Emma awakens into a world full of possibility. With the help of a vagrant who camps on her property, Emma comes to understand that her life, up to this point, has been little more than a bad dream. Does she have the courage and the strength to move on and create her own life, by her own rules? A fast and fascinating read that will leave you [...]
 
Book: The Mares of Lenin Park by Agustin Martinez
Winner of Prize Americana, The Mares of Lenin Park is the story of Uli, a fourteen-year-old Cuban boy, who struggles to reconcile his deceased father's heroic past with his mother Graciela's new marriage. Finding it more and more difficult to live in the economic times of Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union, Uli learns that the Revolutionaries are closer than expected - dealing drugs to [...]
 
Book: Cruel New World by Christopher Drake
Greatness from small beginnings. Three young men climb from the garbage heaps of the under class to stand over the ashes of just about everyone. This is a story of growth in the face of death, creation in the fields of destruction. Cruel upbringings prepared the three for a time when all became heartless. Now in the face of unheard of genocide and total war, they improve themselves. While the [...]
 
Book: ELENA - the Girl with the Piano by Veronica Helen Hart
In WW II Hitler's intention was to utterly destroy the Russian city of Leningrad and its population. "After the defeat of Soviet Russia there can be no interest in the continued existence of this large urban centre. Following the city's encirclement, requests for surrender negotiations shall be denied, since the problem of relocating and feeding the population cannot and should not be solved by [...]
 
Book: #Berlin45 - The Final Days of the Third Reich by Philip Gibson
What if there had been social media during World War II? This is not a book in the usual book format. It is the compelling story of the final 20 days of Hitler's Third Reich told in the form of imaginary social media posts based on actual statements by Hitler, Churchill, Truman, Zhukov, Eisenhower, Goebbels, Bormann, Patton, Eva Braun and many others. The story begins with the announcement of, [...]
 
Book: Jackboot Britain - The Alternate History - Hitler's Victory & The NaziĀ UK! by Daniel S. Fletcher
The Alternate History - What if Hitler beat the Brits? JACKBOOT BRITAIN is a new novel set in an alternate 1940 in which Nazi Germany was victorious over the British Empire. Jackboot Britain is a nightmare world; the book tells a harrowing tale of militarisation, dehumanisation, prejudice, power and war, as it follows the trials and tribulations of a range of characters from various walks of [...]
 
Book: Get on Board Little Children (Children in Hiding Book 1) by Victoria Randall
What if you needed a license to have a baby? In a future marked by high-tech surveillance, in which unlicensed pregnancy is a felony, Sophie faces a tough decision: should she submit to the state's harsh demands, or face imprisonment and loss of her child to the education/labor camps, or go on the run, relying on the conductors of the revived Underground Railway. Not sure who she can trust, [...]
 
Book: Flee to the Mountains - Book One of the Sanctuary Ranch Series by Donna J. Benson
The United States is on the brink of chaos, with terrorism threats and the persecution of Christians continuing to escalate. Devout Christians George and Elizabeth Hamilton receive a vision from God to prepare for very hard times. When they win the lottery, they know God has given them the green light to start their plans. The couple establishes Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that [...]
 
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