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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,071 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Esther Hautzig Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Poland, 1940. The Russian army invades the beautiful city streets of Vilna. Soldiers storm 10-year-old Esther Rudomin's house and arrest her entire family. The Rudomins, the soldiers say, are capitalists - enemies of the people.

Forced from their home and friends, the Rudomins are herded onto crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in mines, fighting against all odds to stay alive. It is not an easy life. But through it all, Esther sustains the hope that one day she will return to Poland - and to freedom.

A National Book Award finalist, The Endless Steppe is the true story of Esther Rudomin Hautzig's girlhood in World War II Siberia. For over 25 years, this extraordinary book has touched the hearts of young people around the world with its vivid portrayal of life during World War II and its inspiring testament to the power of hope in the harshest conditions. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristi | 2/15/2014

    " I love WWII era books but this one was different. All about life in a SIberian work camp. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Connie | 2/6/2014

    " I still remember my first reading of this when I was in 7th grade. It started me on a long reef of books related to the era. I highly recommend this book. In fact I made sure all three of my children read this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 2/5/2014

    " Every girl should read this book. I am a fan of books with a strong female character and this one is not a disappointment. I hope to read it again someday when my girls are old enough. Fantastic and tragically devastating story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 2/1/2014

    " A book about character, staying true to yourself no matter the circumstance. As the book ended, I was saddened that my journey with Esther was over. I wanted to know more. "

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