We Are Not Free

From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II. Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco. Fourteen […]

Dr. B

The former director of the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm makes his literary debut with this dramatic and riveting novel of book publishing, émigrés, spies, and diplomats in World War II Sweden based on his grandfather’s life. In 1933, after Hitler and the Nazi Party consolidated power in Germany, Immanuel Birnbaum, a German Jewish […]

The Teacher of Warsaw

The start of the Second World War changed everything in Poland irrevocably – except for one man’s capacity to love. September 1, 1939. Sixty-year-old Janusz Korczak and the students and teachers at his Dom Sierot Jewish orphanage are outside enjoying a beautiful day in Warsaw. Hours later, their lives are altered forever when the Nazis […]

Ensnared in the Wolf’s Lair

I’ve come on orders from Berlin to fetch the three children. – Gestapo agent, August 24, 1944 With those chilling words Christa von Hofacker and her younger siblings found themselves ensnared in a web of family punishment designed to please one man – Adolf Hitler. The furious dictator sought merciless revenge against not only Christa’s […]

When the War is Over

From one of Australia’s most-loved authors comes a book about homecoming, and the enduring power of love. Now the war is over And they say the world is free, Though somewhere guns are snarling, You’ve come back to me. War may never truly end, but there can be homecomings. From two of Australia’s most highly […]

Armistice

A companion to the award winning My Gallipoli commemorating the 100th anniversary since the fighting stopped. On 11 November 1918, after four years of fighting, the Allied powers signed an agreement with Germany to end the Great War and to begin peace negotiations. The armistice, as it was known, took effect on the eleventh hour […]

The Betrayal of Anne Frank

Using new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, an international team-led by an obsessed retired FBI agent-has finally solved the mystery that has haunted generations since World War II: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family? And why? Over thirty million people have read The Diary of a Young Girl, the journal teen-aged […]

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (50th Anniversary Edition)

This semi-autobiographical classic, written by the beloved Judith Kerr, tells the story of a Jewish family escaping Germany in the days before the Second World War. Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in it any longer, and you found, to your surprise, […]

Books That Made Us

A cultural history of Australia told through our fiction. Australia’s novels lie at the heart of the country. Capturing everyday lives and exceptional dreams, they have held up a mirror to the nation, reflecting the good and the bad. In this companion book to the ABC TV series, Carl Reinecke looks at the history of […]