Registered by pinklady60 of San Diego, California USA on 11/16/2019
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I heard about this book at my book club and added it to my wishlist.
In the summer of 1941, Leningrad's inhabitants work brutally hard to shore up defenses against the invading Germans. As the noose tightens and winter comes, their only connection to the outside world is via the frozen-over Lake Ladoga; each slice of bread and each stick of kindling becomes more precious than gold. Anna, the main support for her brother, her father, and his aging mistress, observes her own fearful starvation but hangs on grimly.