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Ruth table at Author Con

Books, books and MORE books. Fascinating books for readers and writers about World War II, foreign places, and knowledge for inspiration.



Books taking place in foreign places

A Good Place to Hide-Peter Grose –written in 2015, historical non-fiction-excellent details about the saving of the Jewish children and adults during WWII by the townspeople in Chambon-sur-Lignon, old photos included.

Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed– Philip Hallie-written in 1979-very detailed, interesting photos-historical non-fiction from a professor’s viewpoint of Chambon-sur-Lignon during WWII.

Doors to Madame Marie-Odette Meyers-written in 1997, novel based on true story, set in Germany

The Nightingale-Kristen Hannah-best seller-excellent novel about WWII

Sarah’s Key-Titiana de Rosnay-another bestseller and movie from 2011 about one family’s Holocaust horrors

All the Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doerr-best seller-excellent WWII story in France and Germany setting

Lilac GirlsMartha Hall Kelly-best seller-a novel based on the sulfa experiments in Ravensbruck, Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Takes place in Germany, Poland, France and the U.S. A story which needs telling but difficult for the overly compassionate to read.

The Last Time I Saw Paris-Lynn Sheene-novel-takes place during WWII

Paris: A Love Story-Kati Marton-memoir about her life as the wife & ex-wife of Peter Jennings

An extensive book list with much insight about Auschwitz and World War II:

MORE books about the Holocaust:

Hidden on the Mountain – DeSaix & Ruelle – Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon (new to list)

Hitler’s Art Thief-Susan Ronald – How Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting  in the name of the Third Reich

Auschwitz #34207:The Joe Rubinstein Story-Nancy Sprowell Geise – How Joe survived several concentration camps, arrived in the US to become a famous shoe designer through faith and courage.

The Bones of Time-Liliane Richman – A memoir from a Jewish child who lived through the 1940’s. She lived with a Catholic family in Southern France. Later reunited with her family later.

If you have a favorite that takes place in France or other European countries, please let me know at

Gift of the Suitcase, Ruth’s travel memoir, is available through, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from the author. Her work number is 972-214-538-2717 and her email is Your input after you read it on an Amazon review will be greatly appreciated by other readers. If you live in the Dallas area, feel free to call her as most of the time she will have books in stock. 



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Write Right!-JanVenolia

English Grammar for DummiesGeraldine Woods

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STYLES: Which Fits YOU Best?

You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress Free Guide to the Book of Your Dreams-Elizabeth Sims

A Writer’s Coach:The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies That Work -Jack Hart (Journalist’s View)

The Writing Life-Annie Dillard

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft-Stephen King

Bird by Bird-Anne LaMott


Story Engineering– Larry Brooks

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