Greene Book Recommendations
By: Ursula Werner
Edith and Oskar Eberhardt move their family to a small town near the Swiss border when the allies begin bombing Berlin during World War II. Their daughter Marina, mother to three girls, is active in a group that smuggles Jews across the border. When Oskar, a member of Hitler's cabinet, announces that the Fuhrer is coming to visit, Marina's latest mission is thrown into chaos. This well-written novel will interest readers who enjoy historical fiction set during the Second World War.
By: Christina Baker Kline
Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling Orphan Train, returns to the page with this biographical novel. Christina Olson was born in the late 19th century in rural Cushing, Maine. An illness as a toddler, possibly polio, gradually robbed her of her mobility. Refusing to ever use a wheel chair, she literally dragged herself from location to location. Jilted by her intended as a young woman, Christina resigned herself to a life of domestic toil in a house without running water or electricity. In the 1930's, the young artist Andrew Wyeth begins to use part of the Olson farmhouse as a studio. Christina and Andrew become firm friends, and she reluctantly becomes his model. Andrew's painting Christina's World is one of the best known pieces of American art of the 20th century. Readers who enjoy biographical fiction and fans of the author will enjoy this novel.