To Siberia

To Siberia

Book - 2008
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I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could see the black iron crosses painted on the underside of their wings when we leaned out of the windows and looked up.

In this exquisite novel, readers will find the crystalline prose and depth of feeling they adored in Out Stealing Horses , a literary sensation of 2007.

A brother and sister are forced ever more closely together after the suicide of their grandfather. Their parents' neglect leaves them wandering the streets of their small Danish village. The sister dreams of escaping to Siberia, but it seems increasingly distant as she helplessly watches her brother become more and more involved in resisting the Nazis.

Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2008], c1998.
ISBN: 9781555975067
Branch Call Number: PETTERSO
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 23 cm.


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Aug 02, 2012

This story of a brother and sister takes place before, during and after WW II in Denmark. It is about the bond between the brother and sister despite all. Very good.

Harriet_the_Spy Oct 05, 2010

I recommend reading this novel at the height of summer, because you get cold just reading it. Early on the narrator's alcoholic grandfather commits suicide; later the Nazis occupy Norway; the sister and brother are separated; the parents are unable to love their children. Good, depressing read.


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