Backlist Book Picks

Alice's Piano Book Review

Last week for Backlist Book Picks I shared two great fiction books. Today I am sharing two great nonfiction books. 

There are a vast number of books written about WWII. This is especially true in the last few years. We are losing the WWII generation and as that happens more and more authors are focusing on their stories. 

It is no secret that Grace and I love reading books about WWII. We have read many fiction books about WWII, but we always tend to like the nonfiction ones best. We would rather read the real story than a story that has been changed to fit what the author has in mind. 

Today I am featuring two nonfiction WWII books. One of the books was published in 2012 and the other one in 2016. They are both excellent books that have not gotten very much attention.

One of the things that I loved about both of these books is that they are stories from a slightly different perspective than most WWII books. 

And that is why I love these backlist book lists. It is a great way to feature great books that people may have forgotten about. 

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me 

A friend of mine let me borrow My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me and I read it in two days. It was that good! I have read a lot of books on WWII, but My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me is a totally different perspective of WWII than I have ever read.

It is about a modern day woman who finds out horrible things about her family’s Nazi past. I could not put this book down. The more I read her story the more fascinated with it I became. This was one of my favorite books for 2016 and is one of the best WWII books that I have read. I love it not so much for the actual writing, but because the story is so amazing.

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me is a book and story that is so powerful it will stick with you long after you read it. 

Alice's Piano

Alice’s Piano 

Alice’s Piano was another one of my favorite books for 2016. I have read a lot of WWII books and although this was similar to some I have read, it was also very different. 

Alice’s Piano tells the story of a musician during WWII, which is a different view than I had ever read. It tells the story of a survivor of a concentration camp, but in many ways it is so much more. This book tells the story of the power of music and how it can change your life and give you the will to survive. This is another WWII story that you won’t forget. Alice’s Piano would make a great gift for someone that loves music or teaches music. 

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