Novels we have in the AIC Library with the subject of war or set during or after conflict. This list does not include books about fictional wars (like The War of the Worlds or Tomorrow When the War Began).
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Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels): Patrick O'Brian - FIC OBR Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy.
Tug of War (Puffin Teenage Fiction): Joan Lingard - FIC LIN Forced to flee Latvia with their family in 1944, twins Astra and Hugo journey to Germany in carts, on foot and by boat. But at a crowded station, Hugo is injured and separated from his family. In their subsequent search for each other, Hugo and Astra fear for each other's safety
Uncommon Enemy : A Novel: Reynolds, John - FIC REY Would would life have been like if New Zealand had been occupied by Nazi Germany?
Heller, Joseph - FIC HEL At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in is a satirical indicement of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.
Atonement - Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow, In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.