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Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is the only Canadian novel written from a woman's perspective about the life during the First World War on the Canadian Home Front by a contemporary. (If my second child had been a girl, she would have been named Marilla for the protagonist in this book. A WONDERFUL book, available for free, at Project Gutenberg.)
"All That I Am" (a novel) by Anna Funder - Based on the true story of four young Germans (Ruth, Dora, Hans, and Ernst Toller) who fled their country in order to keep raising the alarm about what was happening in their homeland as Adolf Hitler came to power.
"When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time – not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a bit of a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism." - Colin Firth
“The Tender Years: A Canadian Historical Novel of Pioneer Adventure – Second Edition (Revised): Volume Two of a Trilogy” by Lillian Ross is part 2 of family memoir that describes life on the Canadian prairie. Read more here... newbookjournal.co... New Book Journal posts free press releases for authors and publishers.
The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith - Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel’s suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multi-millionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, desperate designers and hedonist pursuits. Recommended by: Sonia Grgas, Readers' Services Librarian