Annotations for Entre tonos de gris / Between Shades of Gray


Baker & Taylor
"Junio de 1941, Kaunas, Lituania. Lina tiene quince aänos y todo un verano por delante antes de matricularse en una escuela de arte. Pero, de repente, una noche, la policâia secreta soviâetica irrumpe en su casa y se la lleva en camisâon junto con su madre y su hermano. Su padre, profesor universitario, ha desaparecido ese mismo dâia. Lina relata el largo viaje que emprenden, junto con otros deportados lituanos, hasta los campos de trabajo de Siberia. Su âunica vâia de escape es un cuaderno de dibujo en el que plasma su experiencia, con la esperanza de hacer llegar a su padre noticias para que sepa que siguen vivos."-- Back cover flap.

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Baker & Taylor
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

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Lectorum Pubns
In this superb debut novel, recently named by the New York Times Book Review as a notable young adult titles of 2011, introduces the reader to harsh reality of life under Stalin's rule. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with family members, its depiction of life of a 15-year-old Lithuanian girl's experiences in a Siberian gulag is realistic and unforgettable.

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