City of Thieves
A NovelBook - 2009
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Two young men caught red-handed by the Germans should lose their lives, but are given one last chance with a near-impossible mission.
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Lev and Kolya are natives of Piter during the siege of Leningrad. The unlikely pair get thrown together in a jail and are offered their freedom if they can come up with a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of an official's daughter. Great historical novel that recounts the siege from the Russian point of view. Characters display humor, courage and ingenuity. Loved the bittersweet ending.
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