I realize that is not true of everyone who reads this blog (in fact at least three blog friends have had to evacuate their homes due to disasters), so I would only recommend this book if you feel like you wouldn't have to live through this type of situation.
Two years ago on my birthday, I read Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly and this year I read this book. Lilac Girls focused on Caroline Ferriday and some atrocities that happened during World War 2. This book focused on Caroline's mother, Eliza, and the happenings of World War 1. Caroline and Eliza were real people. I found this book interesting because it focused on events in Russia during World War 1 and that's a part of history I don't know a ton about. The author has said that next she will be writing about Caroline's great-grandmother and the Civil War so I'm looking forward to reading that one too.
So there you go -- my last few weeks of reading in BLACK AND WHITE. Have I inspired you to pick any of these up?