The above image is from Bookchickcity’s blog for the meme on my wishlist.
The Siege – Helen Dunmore:
Leningrad, September 1941. German tanks surround the city, imprisoning those who live there. The besieged people of Leningrad face shells, starvation, and the Russian winter. Interweaving two love affairs in two generations, THE SIEGE draws us deep into the Levin’s family struggle to stay alive during this terrible winter. It is a story about war and the wounds it inflicts on people’s lives. It is also a lyrical and deeply moving celebration of love, life and survival.
The siege of Leningrad (now St Petersburg) is a fascinating period of history for me and I am longing to travel to Russia and see the city which withstood so much and rebuilt itself. I read and absolutely adored The Bronzehorseman and am hoping The Siege is the same kind of story which is not so much about the city itself but about characters trying to survive.