The Siege by Helen Dunmore
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The Siege Summary
Called "elegantly, starkly beautiful" by The New York Times Book Review, The Siege is Helen Dunmore's masterpiece. Her canvas is monumental - the Nazis' 1941 winter siege on Leningrad that killed six hundred thousand -- but her focus is heartrendingly intimate.
The Siege Reviews
"In a novel whose every observation is so sharp the words almost hurt, Dunmore takes a giant step away from her praised domestic psychological dramas set in England. ... Lauded by the British critics last year, the novel is a signal achievement, and Anna is a true heroine for our times - tender in love, passionate in art, unyielding in her will to survive." - Publishers Weekly
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Helen Dunmore Author Biography
Helen Dunmore was born in Yorkshire in 1952, the second of four children. She studied English at the University of York and after graduation taught English as a foreign language in Finland.
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