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Subject: New Here with a Question..
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 8:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2009
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I enjoy reading books fiction books set in the Depression Era and WWI as well as WWII is there anyone who has a bookshelf with these type of books. I like to order a few books from the same member that way it saves them postage. I have quite a few books on my reminder list that I would like to order. Thanks for the help....Kathy

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 7:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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Hi Kathy! You might want to check over in the Historical Fiction forum too. :)

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 5:35 PM ET
Member Since: 1/25/2009
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Kathy, I have  Sea Glass  by Anita Shreve on my bookshelf.  It's a fictional account of a newly married couple in New England during the Great Depression.  I enjoyed how the author wove in "helpful household hints" of the times written by the mother of the main character. 

I also have The Vineyard by Barbara Delinsky but the bulk of this story tales place in contemporary times with only brief flashbacks to the depression era. 

A couple of years ago I read a British author's trilogy that spanned most of the 20th century and included excellent accounts of life during both world wars in England and Europe and the depression era.  The first book was called No Angel  by Penny Vincenzi.  Each book was lengthy but well worth reading, almost addictive.  I don't think I've seen it offered here at PBS but maybe you could pick it up at a local library.  All 3 books in the series made the rounds between family and friends...