World War I Fiction (Adults)

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  • Toby's Room by Pat Barker
    • Sequel to Barker's Book Prize Winning LIFE CLASS, this portrait of an upper-crust family torn by World War I focuses on a brother who goes missing in action, and his anguished sister left behind.
  • The Cartographer o No Man's Land by P.S. Duffy
    • When his brother goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus goes to London with the assurance of a position as a cartographer to try to find him, but gets sent to battle instead. Trouble stirs with his family back at home in Nova Scotia.
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
    • The first in Follett's epic Century Trilogy, this story follows five families as they move through the dramas of WWI, the Russian Revolution, and women's suffrage.
  • The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go
    • An American man finds out he may be the heir to the estate of a WWI officer, and goes on a quest to seek the truth about the officer's affair with his great-grandmother.
  • Sojourn by Andrew Krivak
    • A tale of brotherhood, coming-of-age and survival inspired by the author's family, Sojourn takes readers to a little known theater of World War I when Jozef becomes a sniper in the Kaiser's army in rural Austria-Hungary.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
    • Paul Baumer experiences the horrors of the Western Front while enlisted in the German Army in WWI in this classic.
  • Sherston's Progress by Siegfried Sassoon
    • Sassoon's epic fictionalized account of his own experiences during WWI.
  • Death Before Dishonour by Barnaby Williams
    • A sweeping family saga that follows the aristocratic de Clare family, which will face difficulties through WWI.
  • The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear
    • In 1914, ties between friends Kezia and Thea become strained when Thea embraces women's suffrage movement, and Kezia is married to Thea's brother, Tom, just before the Great War. Tom goes to war, and the women are left to handle the farm and new responsibilities.