20 Historical Fiction Books About Life During World War II

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

Buy From Here to Eternity at Amazon

From Here to Eternity

By James Jones

Buy The Young Lions at Amazon

The Young Lions

By Irwin Shaw

Buy Gone to Soldiers at Amazon

Gone to Soldiers

By Marge Piercy

Buy The Light Years at Amazon

The Light Years

By Elizabeth Jane Howard

Buy Dragon's Teeth at Amazon

Dragon's Teeth

By Upton Sinclair

Buy Breakfast with the Nikolides at Amazon

Breakfast with the Nikolides

By Rumer Godden

Buy The Pegnitz Junction at Amazon

The Pegnitz Junction

By Mavis Gallant

Buy The Avenue Goes to War at Amazon

The Avenue Goes to War

By R. F. Delderfield

Buy The Charioteer at Amazon

The Charioteer

By Mary Renault

Buy Seasons of the Heart at Amazon

Seasons of the Heart

By Cynthia Freeman

Buy The Camomile Lawn at Amazon

The Camomile Lawn

By Mary Wesley


The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah


Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson


War and Remembrance

By Herman Wouk


A Thread of Grace

By Mary Doria Russell


Charlotte Gray

By Sebastian Faulks


When the Emperor Was Divine

By Julie Otuska


The Night Watch

By Sarah Waters


The Paris Architect

By Charles Belfoure