- Published: New York : Philomel Books, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Description: 344 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 490
- Labor camps -- Fiction.
- Survival -- Fiction.
- Lithuania -- Fiction. -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1940-1941
- Siberia (Russia) -- Fiction. -- History -- 20th century
- Soviet Union -- Fiction. -- History -- 1925-1953
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Between shades of gray
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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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