A Separate Peace. By John Knowles (1926-2001) Book Published: 1959. Setting. Devon, private boarding school New Hampshire, Atlantic Coast During WWII, happens in 1942. FYI. WWII was from 1939-1945 Axis- Italy, Germany Allies- France, Britain, China, Soviet Union, and U.S.
*won the William Faulkner Foundation Award
*1981-writes a sequel to A Separate Peace