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In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost.
Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they 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, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?
Between Shades of Gray is a riveting novel that steals your breath, captures your heart, and reveals the miraculous nature of the human spirit.
Ruta Sepetys Author Tour Dates
Wednesday, February 13, 6 pmBooksellers at Laurelwood
387 Perkins Road Extended
Memphis, TN 38117
Tuesday, February 19, 5:30-7 pmA conversation with Ruta Sepetys and Christine Wiltz
The Garden District Bookshop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Wednesday, February 20, 7 pmBooks and Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables FL 33134
Friday, February 22, 7 pmPolitics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, March 1, 7 pmBookPeople
N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
Thursday, March 7Porter Square Books