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The Forest Horses

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On midsummer’s eve, 1941, Lena, keeper of the forest horses of Gotland, is kidnapped by a Russian poacher along with her herd, and taken to Leningrad just in time to endure the two-year German siege of that city during World War II. Her captor, Pytor, becomes her husband and they and their horses take part in a daring and dangerous rescue effort that smuggles food and ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 2010 by Coteau Books (first published August 26th 2010)
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Margot Weiner
Nov 25, 2014 Margot Weiner rated it liked it
I enjoyed the core Lena/Pytor story and found the description of the Siege of Leningrad captivating. Unfortunately, the story framing the past felt a little mechanical and contrived. Nevertheless, a good read overall.
Aug 29, 2016 Melanie rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book, one of the best reads of my 2011 reading year. Still thinking about it and recommending it these days :)

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