“We'd been trying to touch the sky from the bottom of the ocean. I realized that if we boosted one another, maybe we'd get a little closer.”
This is such a beautiful book. The writing, the pacing, the story itself, all beautiful. It's heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Lina was a great narrator - she had such strength and resilience. The characters will stay with me and each of them taught me something different. It was also interesting to learn about Lithuanians under Stalin during World War 2. One of my favorites this year!