By San Diego Festival of Books

From the Historical Fiction panel, we offer titles from Susan Meissner, Diana Giovinazzo, and Elizabeth Letts. 

The Last Year of the War

Susan Meissner

$17.00 $15.64

A German American teenager’s life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II in this unforgettable novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven.

The Woman in Red

Diana Giovinazzo

$28.00 $25.76

Experience the "epic tale of one woman's fight . . . to create the life of her dreams" in this sweeping novel of Anita Garibaldi, a 19th century Brazilian revolutionary who loved as fiercely as she fought for freedom (Adriana Trigiani).

Finding Dorothy

Elizabeth Letts

$17.00 $15.64

A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud—from the family’s hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood film set where she first meets Judy Garland.