City of Thieves
A NovelBook - 2008
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Looking for a little historical fiction to sink your snowshoes into? This slightly dark, yet witty tale takes place in frozen, war-torn Russia during the Nazis' siege of Leningrad. Two survivors agree to a seemingly impossible mission to save themselves. A favorite!
A thief and a deserter are given an impossible task during the Nazi’s siege of Leningrad: Find a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of a Soviet colonel’s daughter. The two journey through the deprived city, giving insight to the devastation of the war through an unmanageable expedition.
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Lev and Kolya are natives of Piter during the siege of Leningrad. The unlikely pair get thrown together in a jail and are offered their freedom if they can come up with a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of an official's daughter. Great historical novel that recounts the siege from the Russian point of view. Characters display humor, courage and ingenuity. Loved the bittersweet ending.
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