One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
This classic by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (translated from Russian to English by Ralph Parker) covers a dark chapter in Russian history. In WWII, a Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. He responds to the evil there with surprising patience, dignity, and strength. An honest look at the injustices faced during the time period and an inspiring tale of human survival. Note: the book contains some foul language. 142 pgs, pb.