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One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia. An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn't know if she'll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia. An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn't know if she'll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 352
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. Juni 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 248g
  • ISBN-13: 9780670920853
  • ISBN-10: 0670920851
  • Artikelnr.: 33239127
Autorenporträt
Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical music concerts, booking and touring with orchestras worldwide, before turning to writing full-time. In 2015 Ruta has been awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Center writing residency, where she will interact with other leading international artists, writers and thinkers.
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Praise for Between Shades of Gray:

A superlative first novel. A hefty emotional punch. --The New York Times Book Review

Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both. --The Washington Post

"Beautiful a superb though grueling novel. --The Wall Street Journal

An eye-opening reimagination of a very real tragedy written with grace and heart. --Los Angeles Times

An engrossing and poignant story of the fortitude of the human spirit in a dark time in Lithuanian history. --Associated Press

Brave Lina is a heroine young and old readers can believe in. --Entertainment Weekly

Please read this small window into a tragedy. --NPR

Beautifully written and researched, it captures the devastation of war while celebrating the will to survive. --Family Circle

* A harrowing page-turner. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* A gripping story. --School Library Journal, starred review

* Bitterly sad, fluidly written Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers. --Kirkus, starred review

* "Beautifully written and deeply felt an important book that deserves the widest possible readership. --Booklist, starred review

A haunting chronicle, demonstrating that even in the heart of darkness love is the most powerful army.' --The Horn Book Magazine

Stalin deported and murdered millions, but he could not destroy the seeds of memory, compassion, and art that they left behind. From those seeds, Ruta Septeys has crafted a brilliant story of love and survival that will keep their memory alive for generations to come. --Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Wintergirls

In terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates World War II coming of age all too timely today. Between Shades of Gray is a document long overdue. --Richard Peck, Newbery Award winning author of A Year Down Yonder

Between Shades of Gray is a story of astonishing force. I feel grateful for a writer like Ruta Sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and oppression. Beautiful and unforgettable. --Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor winning author of Hitler Youth

Sepetys has penned a harrowing and heartbreaking novel. Beautifully written and important. --Harlan Coben, international bestselling author of Shelter
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