20 Historical Fiction Books About Life During World War II

In these historical fiction reads, the effects of war go beyond the battlefield.

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From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

By James Jones

The Young Lions

The Young Lions

By Irwin Shaw

Dragon Seed

Dragon Seed

By Pearl S. Buck

Gone to Soldiers

Gone to Soldiers

By Marge Piercy

The Light Years

The Light Years

By Elizabeth Jane Howard

Dragon's Teeth

Dragon's Teeth

By Upton Sinclair

Breakfast with the Nikolides

Breakfast with the Nikolides

By Rumer Godden

The Pegnitz Junction

The Pegnitz Junction

By Mavis Gallant

The Avenue Goes to War

The Avenue Goes to War

By R. F. Delderfield

The Charioteer

The Charioteer

By Mary Renault

Seasons of the Heart

Seasons of the Heart

By Cynthia Freeman

The Camomile Lawn

The Camomile Lawn

By Mary Wesley

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The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

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Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson

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War and Remembrance

By Herman Wouk

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A Thread of Grace

By Mary Doria Russell

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Charlotte Gray

By Sebastian Faulks

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When the Emperor Was Divine

By Julie Otuska

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The Night Watch

By Sarah Waters

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The Paris Architect

By Charles Belfoure