Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mailbox Monday


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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (ARC from publisher)

From Indiebound:

Between Shades of GrayLina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously-and at great risk-documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

7 comments:

Mari said...

Enjoy your book! Looks good.

bermudaonion said...

I loved Between Shades of Gray! Be sure to have tissues handy when you read it.

Mystica said...

Enjoy the read and please come over and see my Mailbox.

Majanka Verstraete said...

I've been wanting to read Between Shades of Grey as well. Enjoy reading, for as far as "enjoy" is the correct term when it comes to this novel. I'm thinking it's tissue-time.

Take a look at what's In My Mailbox this week.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jess, this does sound like a good one; enjoy

Mary said...

I saw a trailer for this book on another blog last week - wow, really emotional.

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

Oh wow, that sounds intense! I'm interested in hearing about this one. The cover is gorgeous.

Enjoy your reading!