Items related to Between Shades Of Gray (Thorndike Press Large Print...

Between Shades Of Gray (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge) - Hardcover

 
9781410440839: Between Shades Of Gray (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:
Ruta Sepetys was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. "Between Shades of Gray" is her first novel.
Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Chapter 1:

They took me in my nightgown.
Thinking back, the signs were there—family photos burned in the fireplace, Mother sewing her best silver and jewelry into the lining of her coat late at night, and Papa not returning from work. My younger brother, Jonas, was asking questions. I asked questions, too, but perhaps I refused to acknowledge the signs. Only later did I realize that Mother and Father intended we escape. We did not escape.
We were taken.
June 14, 1941. I had changed into my nightgown and settled in at my desk to write my cousin Joana a letter. I opened a new ivory writing tablet and a case of pens and pencils, a gift from my aunt for my fifteenth birthday.
The evening breeze floated through the open window over my desk, waltzing the curtain from side to side. I could smell the lily of the valley that Mother and I had planted two years ago. Dear Joana.
It wasn’t a knocking. It was an urgent booming that made me jump in my chair. Fists pounded on our front door. No one stirred inside the house. I left my desk and peered out into the hallway. My mother stood flat against the wall facing our framed map of Lithuania, her eyes closed and her face pulled with an anxiety I had never seen. She was praying.
“Mother,” said Jonas, only one of his eyes visible through the crack in his door, “are you going to open it? It sounds as if they might break it down.”
Mother’s head turned to see both Jonas and me peering out of our rooms. She attempted a forced smile. “Yes, darling. I will open the door. I won’t let anyone break down our door.”
The heels of her shoes echoed down the wooden floor of the hallway and her long, thin skirt swayed about her ankles. Mother was elegant and beautiful, stunning in fact, with an unusually wide smile that lit up everything around her. I was fortunate to have Mother’s honey-colored hair and her bright blue eyes. Jonas had her smile.
Loud voices thundered from the foyer.
“NKVD!” whispered Jonas, growing pale. “Tadas said they took his neighbors away in a truck. They’re arresting people.”
“No. Not here,” I replied. The Soviet secret police had no business at our house. I walked down the hallway to listen and peeked around the corner. Jonas was right. Three NKVD officers had Mother encircled. They wore blue hats with a red border and a gold star above the brim. A tall officer had our passports in his hand.
“We need more time. We’ll be ready in the morning,” Mother said.
“Twenty minutes—or you won’t live to see morning,” said the officer.
“Please, lower your voice. I have children,” whispered Mother.
“Twenty minutes,” the officer barked. He threw his burning cigarette onto our clean living room floor and ground it into the wood with his boot.
We were about to become cigarettes.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherThorndike Press
  • Publication date2011
  • ISBN 10 1410440834
  • ISBN 13 9781410440839
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages431
  • Rating

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780142420591: Between Shades of Gray

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  014242059X ISBN 13:  9780142420591
Publisher: Philomel Books, 2012
Softcover

  • 9780399254123: Between Shades of Gray

    Philom..., 2011
    Hardcover

  • 9780141335889: Between Shades Of Gray

    Puffin, 2011
    Softcover

  • 9780593114476: Penguin Minis: Between Shades of Gray

    Philom..., 2019
    Softcover

  • 9780670920853: Between Shades Of Gray

    Penguin, 2011
    Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Sepetys, Ruta
Published by Thorndike Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1410440834 ISBN 13: 9781410440839
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_1410440834

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 52.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sepetys, Ruta
Published by Thorndike Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1410440834 ISBN 13: 9781410440839
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think1410440834

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 70.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sepetys, Ruta
Published by Thorndike Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1410440834 ISBN 13: 9781410440839
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Wizard Books
(Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. New. Seller Inventory # Wizard1410440834

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 71.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sepetys, Ruta
Published by Thorndike Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1410440834 ISBN 13: 9781410440839
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Big Bill's Books
(Wimberley, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Brand New Copy. Seller Inventory # BBB_new1410440834

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 71.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds