Further Reading

For readers interested in Soviet Union repression:

Nonfiction works:

Alexievich, Svetlana. Secondhand Time, The last of the Soviets. Random House. 2016.

Amis, Martin. Koba the Dread, Laughter and the Twenty Million. Alfred A. Knopf. 2002.

Applebaum, Anne. Red Famine, Stalin's War on Ukraine. Signal. 2017.

Applebaum, Anne. Iron Curtain. Signal. 2012.

Applebaum, Anne. Gulag, A History of the Soviet Camps. Doubleday. 2003.

Berkhoff, Karel C. Harvest of Despair, Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule. Belknap Press. 2004.

Brown, Kate. A Biography of No Place. From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland. Harvard University Press. 2003. 

Däs, Nelly. Gone Without a Trace. German-Russian Women in Exile. Translated from the German by Nancy Bernhardt Holland. American Historical Society. 2001.

Epp, Marlene. Women Without Men, Mennonite Refugees of the Second World War. University of Toronto Press. 2000.

Figes, Orlando. The Whisperers, Private Life in Stalin's Russia. Metropolitan Books. 2007.

Gregory, Paul. Women of the Gulag. Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives. Hoover Institution Press. 2013.

Grossman, Vasily. Everything Flows. Translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler with Anna Aslanyan. New York Review Books. 2009.

Miller, Donald. In the Midst of Wolves. A History of German Baptists in Volhnynia, Russia 1863-1943. Multnomah Printing. 2000.

Miller, Donald. Under Arrest. Repression of the Russian Germans in the Zhitomir Region, Ukraine in the 1930s. Volhyn. 2004.

Miller, Donald. The Old Country. Real Life Stories by those who have their Roots in Volhynia, Russia (Ukraine). Volhyn. 2006.

Miller, Donald. Those Who Were Left BehindThe deportation and fate of my family in the Soviet Union. Hillsboro, Oregon. 2011.

Miller, Donald. Miller Country. A Brief Chronology of My Family Spanning Eight Generations, 1770-2014. 2014.

Polian, Pavel. Against Their Will: The History and Geography of Forced Migrations in the USSRCentral European University Press. 2004.

Sullivan, Rosemary. Stalin's Daughter. The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Aliluyeva. Harper Collins. 2015.

Synder, Timothy. Bloodlands. Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Basic Books. 2010.

Viola, Lynn. The Unknown Gulag. The Lost World of Stalin's Special Settlements. Oxford University Press. 2007. 

Vossler, Ronald. We'll Meet Again in Heaven. Germans in the Soviet Union Write Their American Relatives, 1925-1937. Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. 2001.

Fiction (and Memoir):

Bergen, Henry. Four Years Less a Day. A WWII Refugee Story. Trafford Pub. 2006.

Birdsell, Sandra. The Russländer. McClelland & Stewart. 2001.

Hautzig, Esther. The Endless Steppe. A Girl in Exile. Scholastic. 1968.

Kiljanski, Stefan. Wartime. A Handful of Memories. 2007.

Komarnisky, Mila. Wretched Land. Savant Books. 2011.

Lescheid, Helen Grace. Lead, Kindly LightA Mother's Escape from Communist Russia during World War II. The Inspiring True Story of Agnes Loewen. Pleasant Word Pub. 1999,

Lupescud, Dudycz, Valya. The Silence of Trees. Wolfsword Press. 2010.

Montefiore, Simon. Sashenka. McArthur & Co. 2008.

Smith, Rob, Tom. Child 44. Grand Central Publishing. 2008.

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr. The Gulag Archipelago. Harper and Row. 1974.

Trimpolis, Peter. My Rocky Road of Life. Derksen Printers. 2000.

German Language:

Allilujewa, Swetlana. 20 Briefe an einen Freund. Verlag Fritz Molden. 1967.

Exner, Helmut. Die Frauen von Janowka. Eine Wolhynische Familiengeschichte. EPV. 2010.

Saß, Barbara. Es begann in Federowka. Roman. Fouqué Literaturverlag. 2001. 

Klier, Freya. Verschleppt ans Ende der Welt. Schicksale deutscher Frauen in sowjetischen Arbeitslagern. Ullstein Taschenbuch. 2000.

Konsalik, Heinz. Russische Sinfonie. Hestia Verlag. 1962. 

Linke, Maria/Hunt, Ruth. Ostwind. Eine Frau erlebt Gottes Nähe in Stalins Lagern. 1978. (Originally published as Eastwind, Zondervan Publishing, 1976.)

Weber, Reinhart. Mit Jesus bis Sibirien. R. Brockhaus Verlag, 1975. 


Inside the Rainbow. Russian Children's Literature 1920-1935: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times. Edited by Julian Rothenstein and Olga Budashevskaya. Forward by Philip Pullman. Redstone Press. 2013.

Russia. Time Life Books, 1965.

Richardson Paul, Grebennikova, Nadya. Resilience. Life Stories of Centenarians Born in the Year of the Revolution. Russian Life Books. 2018.

Favourite Books on Writing:

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond Fear. Bloomsbury. 2015.

Maass, Donald. The Emotional Craft of Fiction. How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface. Writer's Digest Books. 2016

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