THOSE WHO SAVE US, by Jenna Blum. Based in Germany- a novel about a German mother who does the unthinkable to save her daughter.and the daughter's quest 50 years later to find out exactly what her mother did.
This is an inspirational story about a child that became a soldier after diamonds were discovered in near his village. What happens reads like fiction and ultimately ends with him being rescued by UN workers.
The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr tells a story of a young soldier from Mississippi fighting in a Civil War battle in Franklin, Tennessee. This novel is on the Notable Books of 1998 list by The New York Times.