July 31, 2023

WW2 Fiction from the Book House

Hear about different aspects of women’s lives in World War Two through five new fictional books recommended by Cheryl McKeon of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. “The Enemy at Home: A Thrilling Historical Suspense Novel” (Kevin O’Brien, 2023), set in Seattle, has a serial killer targeting Rosie the Riveters. “Good Night Irene: A Novel” (Luis Alberto Urrea, 2023) is based on the author’s mother’s true experiences as a “Doughnut Dolly” on the war front, which combines war descriptions with “laugh out loud funny” tales of female friendship. “The First Ladies” (Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray, 2023) tells of the friendship between Eleanor Rosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune, the “first lady of the civil rights movement.” “Flatlands” (Sue Hubbard, 2023) and “The Secret Book of Flora Lea” (Patti Callahan Henry, 2023) each explore the experiences of grown British “Pied Piper children” who were sent from urban areas to rural foster homes for safety. And for a break from war, check out “The Book of (More) Delights” (Ross Gay, 2023). For more information, visit www.bhny.com. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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