VIRTUAL: Katherine Marsh discusses THE LOST YEAR: A SURVIVAL STORY OF THE UKRAINIAN FAMINE with I'm Your Neighbor Books

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Macmillan Publishing is kindly donating a copy of THE LOST YEAR to the nonprofit I'm Your Neighbor Books for every copy sold at the event! 

"With its mission to use literature to build the welcoming skills of long-term citizens and to create a crucial sense of belonging for new arrivals and their new generations, the local nonprofit I'm Your Neighbor Books is thrilled by the release of THE LOST YEAR. The novel invites the reader to explore the history of Russia's treatment of the Ukrainian people, experience the tragedy of famine and flight, and understand the benefits (for all) of America welcoming refugees."."—Kirsten Cappy, I'm Your Neighbor Books

From the author of Nowhere Boy - called “a resistance novel for our times” by The New York Times - comes a brilliant middle-grade survival story that traces a harrowing family secret back to the Holodomor, a terrible famine that devastated Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s.

Thirteen-year-old Matthew is miserable. His journalist dad is stuck overseas indefinitely, and his mom has moved in his one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother to ride out the pandemic, adding to his stress and isolation.

But when Matthew finds a tattered black-and-white photo in his great-grandmother’s belongings, he discovers a clue to a hidden chapter of her past, one that will lead to a life-shattering family secret. Set in alternating timelines that connect the present-day to the 1930s and the US to the USSR, Katherine Marsh’s latest novel sheds fresh light on the Holodomor – the horrific famine that killed millions of Ukrainians, and which the Soviet government covered up for decades.

An incredibly timely, page-turning story of family, survival, and sacrifice, inspired by Marsh’s own family history, The Lost Year is perfect for fans of Ruta Sepetys' Between Shades of Gray and Alan Gratz's Refugee.

The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine By Katherine Marsh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313607
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 17th, 2023

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