"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are
important; this novel is both."--The Washington
A New York Times notable book
An International Bestseller
A Carnegie Medal Nominee
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary
life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family
apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train,
Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a
Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives.
Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing.
Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their
location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will
make their way to her father''s prison camp. But will strength,
love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book