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September 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Worthington Library meeting room
820 High Street

Worthington, OH 43085
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WIFA Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Read the book "Between shades of gray," by Ruta Sepetys, reflect and join in the conversation at the international book club discussion with the Worthington International Friendship Association.

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost.

Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive.

It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?

Between Shades of Gray is a riveting novel that steals your breath, captures your heart, and reveals the miraculous nature of the human spirit.

- From the Between Shades of Gray official website

Use this discussion guide as you reflect and prepare for the book discussion.

Reserve your copy from the Worthington Libraries here. 

Please RSVP for the September 18th book discussion by email at or call 614-854-7173.