War. Huh. Good God, ya'll. What is it good for?

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). With thanks to Edwin Star for the title inspiration. http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/edwin_starr/war.html
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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.

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.

Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini - FIC HOS The story of Amir, privileged son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. As children in the relatively stable Afghanistan of the early 1970s, the boys are inseparable. They spend idyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places and powerful warriors until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever.

what a beautiful book and ruined book reading for a while as it was such a high benchmark. But avery average film - actually wish they had never made it

Waiting for Wild Beasts to Vote: Kourouma, A. - FIC KOU Ahmadou Kourouma's remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora - storyteller and king's fool. Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast

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The Angry Hills by Leon Uris - FIC URI When the combined Greek and British defences crumbled in 1941, Mike Morrison's personal war with the Nazi invaders of Greece began.

The Angry Hills by Leon Uris - FIC URI When the combined Greek and British defences crumbled in Mike Morrison's personal war with the Nazi invaders of Greece began.

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

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?

Uncommon Enemy : A Novel: Reynolds, John - FIC REY Would would life have been like if New Zealand had been occupied by Nazi Germany?

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - FIC REM The most famous anti-war novel ever written, set in WWI, first published in 1929.

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - FIC REM The most famous anti-war novel ever written, set in WWI, first published in

Catch-22: Heller, Joseph - FIC HEL At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indicement of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

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: A Novel: McEwan, Ian - FIC MCE 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.

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 Kitchens God's Wife by Amy Tan: Flamingo 9780006545064 - Winter Ventures TAN Thus begins a story that takes us back to Shanghai in the 1920s, through world war II, and the harrowing events that lead to WInnie's arrival in America in 1949. The story is one of innocence and its loss, tragedy and survival and, most of all, the enduring qualities of hope, love and friendship.

Women In Fiction: Winnie Louie, The Kitchen God's Wife

Mulberry and Peach: Two Women of China: Hualing Nieh NEI F A brilliantly crafted picaresque novel, sensual, harrowing and even comic, of an Asian-American woman's exile

Mulberry and Peach: Two Women of China: Hualing Nieh NEI F A brilliantly crafted picaresque novel, sensual, harrowing and even comic, of an Asian-American woman's exile

A Thousand Splendid Suns: Hosseini, Khaled - FIC HOS wo women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage. By the author of The Kite Runner. 600,000 first printing

"A Thousand Splendid Suns" Khaled Hosseini. His novel "The Kite Runner" is more popular, but this is wonderful story, and in my opinion the better book.

The Berlin Boxing Club: Sharenow, Robert - FIC SHA Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht

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.

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