Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
Fiction suggested by Lisa
This is a wonderful story that goes back and forth between several time periods and places (Maine 2013; Salzburg 1945-46; Budapest and Israel 2013, and Budapest 1913). The characters are real and the plot is compelling.
The story is woven around the true history of the Hungarian Gold Train, captured by American soldiers in 1945, which contained treasures, heirlooms and household goods stolen from Jews during World War II.