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Between Shades of Gray
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Between Shades of Gray
Edition: Unabridged
Creators: Ruta Sepetys, Emily Klein
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Imprint: Listening Library (Audio)
Pub. date: 3/22/2011
Lib. SRP: 57.00 USD
Ret. SRP: 23.00 USD
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Lib. ISBN: 9781101978245
Ret. ISBN: 9781101484630
KoboAudioID: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781101484630
DRM Level: Media Operation & Rights Access License
Min. Version: OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 219442 KB
Duration: 07:47:39
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Historical Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Awards:
  Best Fiction for Young Adults (Young Adult Library Services Association), Notable Children's Books (Association for Library Service to Children), William C. Morris Debut Young Adult Award Finalist (Young Adult Library Services Association)
Short Description:
   

Lina 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...

Full Description:
   "Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both."—The Washington Post
From New York Times bestseller Ruta Sepetys, author of Salt to the Sea
A New York Times notable book
An International Bestseller
A Carnegie Medal Nominee
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life—until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reviews:
  AudioFile Magazine
      Emily Klein quickly convinces listeners of the harsh reality and perceptive viewpoint of Lina, an artistic 15-year-old Lithuanian. Klein's evocative inflections mirror Lina's family's confusion and fear as they're woken by Stalin's soldiers and loaded onto cattle cars labeled "Thieves and Prostitutes," which are headed to a labor camp in Siberia. Klein doesn't hold back from the story's intensity--portraying the brutality, filth, bitter cold, and sometimes brief tenderness that buoys Lina, giving her the resilience to record all she sees with her art, hoping that one day it tells the story she can't. Relief comes as well in the well-drawn, well-acted vignettes of Lina's formerly happy life in Lithuania. Klein also draws credible portraits of Lina's mother, brother, and fellow prisoners. An author's note strengthens this little-known part of history. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
  Publisher's Weekly
     

Starred review from January 3, 2011
Through the pained yet resilient narration of 15-year-old Lina, a gifted artist, this taut first novel tells the story of Lithuanians deported and sent to Siberian work camps by Stalin during WWII. From the start, Sepetys makes extensive use of foreshadowing to foster a palpable sense of danger, as soldiers wrench Lina's family from their home. The narrative skillfully conveys the deprivation and brutality of conditions, especially the cramped train ride, unrelenting hunger, fears about family members' safety, impossible choices, punishing weather, and constant threats facing Lina, her mother, and her younger brother. Flashbacks, triggered like blasts of memory by words and events, reveal Lina's life before and lay groundwork for the coming removal. Lina's romance with fellow captive Andrius builds slowly and believably, balancing some of the horror. A harrowing page-turner, made all the more so for its basis in historical fact, the novel illuminates the persecution suffered by Stalin's victims (20 million were killed), while presenting memorable characters who retain their will to survive even after more than a decade in exile. Ages 12–up.

Creator Marketing:
  Ruta Sepetys     
      Ruta Sepetys (www.rutasepetys.com) was born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. She is the award-winning, bestselling author of BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, OUT OF THE EASY, and the upcoming SALT TO THE SEA. Ruta lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter at @RutaSepetys.
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