Previous Books

cover_lgMy Father’s Secret War: A Memoir

In this moving and compelling memoir about parent and child, father and daughter, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lucinda Franks discovers that the remote, nearly impassive man she grew up with had in fact been a daring spy behind enemy lines in World War II. Sworn to secrecy, he began revealing details of his wartime activities only in the last years of his life as he became afflicted with Alzheimer’s. His exploits revealed a man of remarkable bravado — posing as a Nazi guard, slipping behind enemy lines to blow up ammunition dumps, and being flown to one of the first concentration camps liberated by the Allies to report on the atrocities found there.

wild_apples_pbWild Apples

A novel about two sisters who return home to come to terms with their mother’s death and, along with three generations of the family, try to save their historic apple orchard.




waiting_out_a_warWaiting Out A War

The story of a deserter from the Vietnam War who takes refuge in Sweden and tries to deal with his alienation from his country.

“One of the most important anti-war books written in our time. Completely engaging.” — James Wechsler



Lucinda was also featured in the following:

The Sophisticated Traveler: Enchanting Places and How to Find Them
The Pulitzer Prize Story II: 1959-1980
Woman in the Year 2000