To Siberia

To Siberia

Book - 2008
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In the years before the Nazis arrive, two young people growing up in Danish Jutland have dreams of leaving their frigid coastal town while coping with distant parents, eccentric family members, and the cold winds. In the aftermath of their grandfather's suicide, the arrival of puberty and most tragically, the German invasion, their idyllic childhood changes forever.
Publisher: Saint Paul, MN : Graywolf Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781555975067
1555975062
Branch Call Number: Fiction Pet
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Born, Anne

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uncommonreader
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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