Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3/2) : 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

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 22nd 2011 by Philomel Books

I am sure all of have seen this book around the blogosphere. I have not check the excerpt. I have no idea if it's good or not. So why I want to read this? Not only because its lovely cover but because the genre is historical fiction. I love it. I hope it will not disappoint me. From the synopsis, the story is sad enough.

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"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme that hosted by Breaking The Spine

16 comments:

Marrion said...

This one is on my TBR list! Happy Reading! ^^

Here's my WoW

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

oh man, TOTALLY waiting on this one too! it looks seriously amazing and its gotten some rave reviews :) awesome pick!

I Eat Words said...

This looks amazing! Love the cover! New follower, btw! :)

Majanka Verstraete said...

Well this novel already managed to break my heart and steal my breath while reading the summary. I'm pretty sure this is a real tear-jerker, but I'm willing to take that risk; This one is on my wishlist as well, and I can't wait to read it, and cry my eyes out.

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Arianna said...

This sounds really good, and I hadn't heard about it before. Thanks for the suggestion!

Sab H. said...

I read this one already and LOVED it. It's devastating but beautiful! Great pick :)

Ivy said...

I'm hoping to be able to read this on a book tour, but if I can't, I'll be sure to buy a copy! :)

Carrie @ nomadreader said...

I just won this one in a contest and am also looking forward to it!

I Read Banned Books said...

We need more historical fictions...good pick! Just hopping by....

Christy @ReaderBee said...

Great book! I have this on my to-read list!

Happy Wednesday!
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Aylee said...

This one sounds sad... but really good too!

Tribute Books Mama said...

wow! this sounds like my kind of book, can't wait to read it.

Jenny (The Mimosa Stimulus) said...

I just got this in the mail today! It looks really good.

Charlotte said...

This is on my list too...I'm looking forward to it!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I don't have a WOW post, but ... I have wanted this book since I first saw reviews on it last year, and I was totally happy when I received a copy for review. I know that I'm going to love it. Have you seen the trailer? You'll want it even more then ... let me look it up ... it's on the official website here: http://www.betweenshadesofgray.com/

I cried even looking at the trailer .. I'm so sensitive ...

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