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Brookes, Maggie

Summary: "Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944 In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Izabela and prisoner-of-war Bill have secretly married, and are on the run, searching for Izabela's brother and father, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BRO

Weiss, Leah

9 holds on 3 copies

Summary: In North Carolina, during World War II, two girls--Lucy Brown and Allie Bert Tucker--decide to solve crimes just like Nancy Drew. Their chance comes when a man goes missing from town. Before they can solve the case, a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp opens, and more men go missing. Together the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Gaynor, Hazel

Summary: China, December 1941. Elspeth Kent left England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China. Ten-year-old Nancy Plummer has always felt safe at Chefoo School, protected by her British status. When Japan declares war on Britain and America, Japanese forces take control of the school. Nancy and her friends face privation, uncertainty and fear. The children look to their teachers-...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GAY BOOK CLUB KIT (8 paperbacks)

Robbins, David L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Escobar, Mario

Summary: In 1943 Germany, Helene is just about to wake up her children to go to school when a group of policemen break into her house. The policemen want to haul away her gypsy husband and their five children. The police tell Helene that as a German she does not have to go with them, but she decides to share the fate of her family. After convincing her children that they are going off to a vacation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ESC

Keneally, Thomas.

Summary: "Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame. Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law's farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Müller, Herta.

Summary: January 1945, the war is not yet over : the Soviets begin the deportation of the German minority from the labor camps in Ukraine. This is the story of seventeen year old Leo Auberge, who went to the camp with the naive unawareness of the boy eager to escape provincial life. The last five years however he experienced daily hunger and cold, extreme fatigue and death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUL

Gaynor, Hazel

Summary: Enduring privation when Japan declares war on England, a teacher at a British missionary school in China is sent to a distant internment camp, where she provides support and instruction to incarcerated children taken from their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GAY
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAY

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAY

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAY

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GAY

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Gaynor 2020

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Summary: Following the end of World War II, Ukrainian sisters Krystia and Maria reunite in a displaced persons camp, where they are falsely accused of collaboration with the Nazis and face interrogation by the Soviets for crimes they never committed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC SKR

Shipman, James D

Summary: "Based on the true story of General Patton's clandestine unauthorized raid on a World War II POW camp. March, 1945. Allied forces are battle-worn but wearily optimistic. Russia's Red Army is advancing hard on Germany from the east, bolstering Allied troops moving in from the west and north. Soon, surely, Axis forces must accept defeat. Yet for Captain Jim Curtis, each day is a reminder of how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHI

Thayer, Steve.

Summary: Wrongfully labeled a chief suspect after a shooting by a long-range sniper, deputy sheriff and former wartime army ranger P.A. Pennington realizes an old nemesis, Nazi colonel Christian Wolfgang Stangl, has returned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Thaye

Wein, Elizabeth.

Summary: When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Wein 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WEI

Wein, Elizabeth.

Summary: In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolinda Audio 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WEI

Jenoff, Pam.

Summary: 1945. Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta is lucky to have escaped with her life. When the American soldier she plans to wed is killed in a plane crash, she discovers she is pregnant, and marries a British diplomat in an attempt to create a happier life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JEN

Smith, Roland

Summary: Nick endures servitude, beatings, and more after his British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and when his father and others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMI

Wein, Elizabeth.

Summary: Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II, one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Playaway, Call number: YA PA FIC WEI

Smolens, John

Summary: In 1944 Italian officer Captain Francesco Verdi is captured by Allied forces in North Africa and shipped to a POW camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where the senior POW, the ruthless Kommandant Vogel, demands that all prisoners adhere to his Nazi dictates. His life threatened, Verdi escapes from the camp and meets up with an American woman, Chiara Frangiapani, who helps him elude capture as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SMO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMO

Barker, Michelle

Summary: During World War II, when the men in Gerda's family go to war, the German government sends them three French prisoners of war to work on their farm. Although they are under orders to treat the men as enemies, Gerda and her family manage to find ways to show them kindness and friendship. Based on a true story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pajama Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BAR

Yomtov, Nelson

Summary: "Story of men who tunneled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Learn about the planners, task leaders, and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 YOM

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

Summary: Set in the Libyan Desert during World War II, British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up "The Hill," a manmade instrument of torture--a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. They are in this military prison because they once defied, rebelled and talked back to their superiors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HIL

Fox, Margalit

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate séances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around camp,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FOX

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FOX

Felton, Mark

Summary: In this little-known story from World War II, a group of American POW camp leaders risk everything to save hundreds of fellow servicemen from a diabolical Nazi concentration camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ikon Books. 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 FEL

Moore, Stephen L.

Summary: In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOO

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