The Endless Steppe

by Esther Hautzig

Part of the The Originals Series

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

The Endless Steppe Synopsis

Esther Rudomin was ten years old when, in 1941, she and her family were arrested by the Russians for being 'capitalists' and transported to Siberia. The next five years spent were spent in exile where they went barefoot and hungry until the end of the Second World War. Despite the hardships endured, Esther's story radiates optimism and is a beautiful example of the resilience of the human spirit.

The Endless Steppe Press Reviews

'Radiates optimism and the resilience of the human spirit' Washington Post


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ISBN: 9780141369044
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141369044
Publication date: 4th August 2016
Author: Esther Hautzig
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Classics,
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Esther Hautzig

Esther Hautzig was born in Eastern Poland (in what is now Vilnius, Lithuania) in October, 1930. When the region was conquered by Soviet troops in 1941, Esther, her parents and her grandparents were uprooted and exiled to Siberia where they spent the next five years in forced labour camps. The family returned home after the war and in 1947 Esther left to go to the USA as a student. Her acclaimed novel The Endless Steppe was inspired by her gruelling wartime experiences. She was married to a concert pianist and had two children. Esther died in 2009.

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