Books by Susan Meissner

THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR by Susan Meissner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2019

"An emotional and informative look at a shameful chapter of U.S. history that's often swept under the rug."
A German-American girl becomes best friends with a Japanese-American girl in an internment camp during World War II. Read full book review >
AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Stark realism offset by unreasonable optimism."
In the final year of the Great War, an American family copes with the Spanish flu pandemic. Read full book review >
A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN by Susan Meissner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An interesting World War II narrative is dragged down by a less-engaging present-day story."
A woman who can see ghosts becomes tangled in a mystery involving European war brides who crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary. Read full book review >
STARS OVER SUNSET BOULEVARD by Susan Meissner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A lovely, well-crafted story that peeks at a fascinating moment in cinematic history and examines the power and vulnerability of sincere friendship."
Two women become friends while working at Selznick International Studios during the heady days of filming Gone With the Wind.Read full book review >
A FALL OF MARIGOLDS by Susan Meissner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Touching and inspirational."
A scarf ties together the stories of two women as they struggle with personal journeys 100 years apart in Meissner's historical novel (The Girl in the Glass, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >