Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wedneday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.  It is where we share what un-released books we are eagerly anticipating!

My choice this week is: 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Release Date: March 22, 2011

Description from Amazon:  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. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

What are YOU waiting for?

4 comments:

  1. Good pick -- I think I'd like this one, too. Here's mine!

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  2. Hello!

    I'm a new follower from wandering weds blog hop.
    Hope you'll stop by for a visit and consider following me back. I love to read so I'll be visiting often :-) Blessings,
    Jill

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