Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
And oh the story that is uncovered amidst the snow both literally and figuratively.There is no way that you can read this tale and not be deeply affected by it; by a story you may have never heard before. It will haunt you...The story is based on the siege of Leningrad during WW11. We all know of the devastation and ripple affect of that war, but I had never really heard the story from a Russian living in Leningrad at that time. All of a sudden I am grateful for my cup of water; for my ability to smile. The loss...
I urge you to learn of this story, if not in this book, research it on your own. It will not make you smile, but that doesn't matter. Some stories need to be told anyway, most stories do because in the grand scheme of the whole world, understanding heals people.