5 fascinating World War II novels

A collection of five fascinating novels about World War II.

2. City of Thieves, by David Benioff

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    City of Thieves, by David Benioff, Plume, 272 pp.
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Benioff's tale of two Russian soldiers during the siege of Leningrad is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. Lev and Kolya, both Russian prisoners, are given a chance to win their freedom if they find a dozen eggs for a Soviet colonel to use to make his daughter's wedding cake. In a city under siege, eggs are impossible to find, and the pair has to take a dangerous journey behind enemy lines, running into an eccentric cast of supporting characters, including a full brothel and a tiny, fierce female resistance sniper.

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