There is a happy ending but you'll use up a box of tissues getting there. A true story about two childhood classmates who die within weeks of each other and how their children and spouses form a new life together.
Great history book about the rise of Hitler as recorded through documents and diaries, mainly from Ambassador Dodd that held that appointment from the early and watched with his own eyes how Germany and its people changed as Hitler rose to power.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany. Told from the perspective of a personified version of Death, The Book Thief is a outstanding and unique story that shows what it's like to be alone and afraid.