The Endless Steppe Author:Esther Hautzig You are lively, pretty, with a nice home, lots of clothes - everything you want. Suddenly, one morning, soldiers come. You and your parents are put in a cattle car with 40 other people, and for six weeks you travel in stinking darkness, given only bread, soup, and water to eat. At last, weary and filthy, you find yourself in a small village o... more »n a vast plain - the endless Russian steppe. There, for the next five years, you live with hard work and bitter cold, always hungry, sharing a room with another family, yet somehow managing to go to school, make friends, and even go to a party.
All this really happened to the author when she was a girl. Once you start reading her incredible story, you can't put it down. Esther's will to survive, and the terrible - and sometimes comic - things that happen to her, will keep you reading to the end.« less