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City of Thieves


Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.334
Susan W

Good not Great

by Susan W on Oct 7, 2010

Engaging story about Russians surviving World War II by their wits. More


a really excellent read

by northanger on Sep 30, 2010

This is a very lively novel which doesn't mask the sometimes gruesome details of life during the Siege of Leningrad, but at the same time is, amazingly, very funny. The two main protagonists present vastly different types of young person, but both are entirely credible and endearing. Their relationship ... More


Coming of age during the Siege of Leningrad

by Beanie on Jan 22, 2010

An off the wall tale of a search and adventurers of a Jewish teenage boy and a young awol Soviet army soldier on an impossible quest for a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of a corrupt Nazi officer ( and father of the bride) during the siege of Leningrad. Horror, depravity, ruthless killing, honor in ... More

by pamela1717 on Jul 14, 2009

Very quick and easy to read although parts may be too graphic for some to handle. A different type (at least for me)of coming of age story for a seventeen year old during the seige of Leningrad. Once again, I feel how fortunate I've been to have never faced such hardship (starvation, death, constant ... More


City of snow, ice and starvation

by donna on Sep 16, 2008

Fast paced and interesting story of two people who get caught up in the nightmare world of the siege of Leningrad during WWII. One is a 17 year old boy, who is accused of looting and the other is a soldier, not much older, who is accused of deserting. They both get arrested and spend the night together ... More

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