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Book Recommendation: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Book Recommendation: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

 

Between Shades of Gray (2011) was the first book of historical fiction by The New York Times bestselling American author Ruta Sepetys. Previously, I posted a blog about her most recent book, Salt to the Sea (2016). I recommend this fast reading book for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.

 

Ruta Sepetys

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Books by Ruta Sepetys

 

Goodreads Review of Between Shades of Gray

"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."

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsRoy Kelley • March 02 2018 02:19AM

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Good morning, Roy... a book I could get my teeth into for sure! Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) about 2 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Roy.  I will enjoy reading this book.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 2 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoy a good book or two this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Roy, sounds like another great book recommendation, has a good story line.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 months ago

HI Roy Kelley - Your book reports are always done so well. It makes me want to go to Barnes and Noble to purchase!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 2 months ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

This book should be available at your public library. That is where we found this copy.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Roy,

What a great recommendation!  We mercifully are seeing a warming trend at least at the end of the day.  We started out at 37 F this morning and now it is 70.  A

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