Read-Alikes: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Berg, Elizabeth
Dream When You’re Feeling Blue
After sending their men off to fight in the war, sisters Kitty and Louise Heaney join their flirtatious younger sister, Tish, in writing letters to servicemen overseas.

Callanan, Liam
The Cloud Atlas
During World War II, Louis Belk, a young American bomb disposal sergeant, is sent on a mission to Anchorage, Alaska, to find and disarm the balloon bombs launched by the Japanese against North America, a search that leads him to encounters with a variety of haunting individuals and sends him on a lifelong quest to understand the meaning of faith, friendship, trust, and love

Chipps, Genie
A Woman of the World
Legendary photographer Kate Goodfellow, known for her beauty and invincible spirit, reflects on past adventures, love affairs, and profound accomplishments in a world dominated by men when she is left stranded in a lifeboat after a torpedo strikes their troopship during World War II.

Davies, Peter Ho
The Welsh Girl
At the height of World War II, a forbidden romance blossoms between seventeen-year-old Esther Evans, the daughter of a Welsh shepherd, and Karsten Simmering, a troubled young German POW, who questions what he has been fighting for.

Ellis, Virginia
The Photograph
A photograph of young Maddy Marshall dancing with Lieutenant Tull-Martin on the night before he and her brother shipped out during World War II serves as a reminder of a time of innocence, before the realities of war shatter a family forever.

Ford, Jamie
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment

Hely, Sara
War Story
Surrounded by placidity in a town ultimately threatened with military invasion in 1939, a group of friends deals with the arrival of Maggie Dunlop, a troubled Scottish girl who unknowingly causes feelings of unrest and jealousy.

Huth, Angela
Land Girls
Three women become land girls (volunteer farm workers) during World War II and, even with their different backgrounds, they all find themselves attached to the farm and its inhabitants.

Kennedy, A.L.
Five years after the end of World War II, Alfie Day, an RAF airman and former World War II POW, is given the chance to relive the glory of the war as an extra on a POW film, an opportunity that leads him to new revelations about himself, the world around him, and the challenges and violence of modern life.

Lively, Penelope
In 1935, privileged misfit Lorna falls for a penniless and bohemian artist, Matt. She moves to a rustic cottage in Somerset. A baby, Molly, is born, but the coming war takes Matt - and Lorna's dreams - away. Lorna's decisions and their unforeseeable consequences come to shape the lives of her daughter, Molly, and her granddaughter, Ruth

Macomber, Debbie
Between Friends
Growing up in Post-World War II Era, Jillian and Lesley develop a close friendship, which continues, even as their lives pull them in opposite directions.

Rosnay, Tatiana de
Sarah’s Key
On the sixtieth anniversary of the 1942 roundup of Jews by the French police in the Vel d'Hiv section of Paris, American journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article on this dark episode during World War II and embarks on investigation that leads her to long-hidden family secrets and to the ordeal of Sarah, a young girl caught up in the raid.

Smith, Alexander McCall
La’s Orchestra Saves the World

A stand-alone work by the author of the Isabel Dalhousie series finds divorcee Lavender fleeing World War II London and organizing an amateur orchestra that includes a talented Polish refugee who rekindles long-buried feelings.

Turow, Scott
Ordinary Heroes
Stewart Dubinsky plunges into the mystery of his family's secret history when he discovers his deceased father's wartime letters to his former fiancé, revealing his court-martial and imprisonment during World War II.