The Endless Steppe



by Esther Hautzig

Published 1968

You should read this book.  Today, if possible.

This is the true story of a young Jewish-Polish girl whose family was swept away into Siberia during World War II.  And it is a beautiful tale of family and love and heartbreak and loss and the determination of humans to live and thrive no matter how desperate their circumstances.  In much the same way as To Kill a Mockingbirdthis tale of tragedy is somehow made less-so by being told from the perspective of the innocent.  I definitely recommend this read as a fascinating glimpse into a life so different from the one of ease that all of have in comparison.  5/5.