Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 605 p.
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In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches as her father is abducted by Russian soldiers. Their neighbor Akhmed takes Havaa to the bombed-out hospital of Sonja Rabina, a weary and talented doctor. Sonja has no desire to take on more responsibility and risk ? there''s someone of her own whose return she doesn''t want to jeopardize. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja''s world will shift on its axis.