Between Shades of gray
Lina Vilkas is taken from her home along with her mother and brother Jonas. They are put on trains a deported to Altai Siberia. On the train they meet Mrs. Rimas a teacher from Lithuania, Mrs. Gymbas, Mr.Stalas a grouchy bald man that jumps off the back of the truck the first day and broke his leg Mrs. Andolez and her son Andruis. They stick together and help each other survive. When they reach their destination, Altai, they are assigned different huts to share with native Altian people. Lina and her mother are assigned work in digging holes, and Jonas makes shoes with two old Siberian women. Lina fights for her brothers life when Jonas falls deathly sick with scurvy, Andruis steals some tomatoes to help him fight off the disease.