The Big 5 Books ... Novels set during Second World War

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Catch-22

Catch-22

by Joseph Heller
"Catch-22 is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense." --Harper Lee
In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

by Rhys Bowen
"Instantly absorbing, suspenseful, romantic, and stylish--like binge-watching a great British drama on Masterpiece Theater." --Lee Child, New York Times bestselling authorWinner of the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Left Coast Crime Award for Best Historical Mystery.
The English Patient

The English Patient

by Michael Ondaatje
“ Sensuous, mysterious, rhapsodic, it transports the reader to another world . . . . Ondaatje's most probing examination yet of the nature of identity." --San Francisco Chronicle
All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr
"Enthrallingly told, beautifully written...Every piece of back story reveals information that charges the emerging narrative with significance, until at last the puzzle-box of the plot slides open to reveal the treasure hidden inside."--Amanda Vaill - Washington Post
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak
"Exquisitely written and memorably populated, Zusak's poignant tribute to words, survival, and their curiously inevitable entwinement is a tour de force to be not just read but inhabited." - The Horn Book Magazine