Win a Copy of "Insurrecto" by Gina Apolstol
"A Filipino translator returns home to confront her past, only to be roped into a job helping an American filmmaker trying to do the same. As they travel to the site of the Philippine-American War’s horrendous but largely forgotten Balangiga Massacre they present dueling movie scripts.
Told in short chapters that jump through storylines and time periods, the effect is a kaleidoscopic meta-fiction on the nature of history at the micro and macro levels, layered underneath stories of women reclaiming their lives, identities, and countries. Apostol’s sharply drawn scenes and characters make a literary masterpiece that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, and always compulsively readable."
Reviewed for you here by librarian Jennie. Publication date is set as November 6, 2018.
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Amanda J says
The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi has been a favorite since middle school. It’s a story about going against your family’s wishes for what you believe is right.
Ellen Smythe says
My most recent favorite war story is The Girl from the Train. It’s a thrilling story of a young Jewish escapee from a cattle car and how she managed to survive World War II and the Holocaust
Emma S says
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan. It has multiple viewpoints from different people in a British village during WWII, mostly told in letters. I loved the different storylines and liked seeing how people changed as the war went on.
Kelly Karoly says
Nightengale by Kristin Hannah. The book follows two sisters in France from 1939 through WW2, told by the sister in old age. You learn of the different paths the two took and there’s even a twist at the end.
Kelly K says
I loved the Nightengale by Kristin Hannah. It’s a WW2 story of two sisters and the different paths they took through the war while in France. It’s narrated by one of the sisters in her old age.