An unforgettable love story set in Siberia during the Second World War about living with impossible choices
'Wonderful . . . a vivid and endearing picture of family life'
Written in richly impressive prose, The Snow Hare celebrates the human ability to survive in even the worst circumstances
Heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure, this is an exquisite, compelling study of survival and emotional resilience
Paula Lichtarowicz's profound and beautifully written third novel brings her back to her roots . . . [she] mesmerises us with the honesty of her characterisations and the light-handedness with which she treats the expression of those characters' feelings
The Snow Hare is a well-written, compelling account of a devastating period of history, and one which provides a different perspective to the usual Nazi-focused World War II novel of survival
I loved this book, though it left a huge crack in my heart. A beautifully written, enthralling story of an unforgettable family caught up in a conflict that takes them all the way to a Siberian work camp. The main character, Lena, is determined and compelling, and the novel a brilliant study of what it means to survive both the best and worst of times
Love and loss, and courage and compassion, collide in this brilliantly told story of survival against the odds. Based on the true story of her grandmother, Paula Lichtarowicz's exquisite novel takes readers on a family journey full of passion, longing, regret, and eventual acceptance of choices made a lifetime ago. In these riveting, heartfelt, and brutally honest pages, Lena keeps a lifetime of secrets and dreams from her loved ones, but never allows them to stop her from loving in return
Lichtarowicz is a writer of great talent, with the ability to portray hardship and grief shot through with humour and hope. The gorgeous prose, compelling storyline, and emotional depth ensure that The Snow Hare remains in the reader's mind long after the last page
The Snow Hare by Paula Lichtarowicz is an extraordinary novel of fate, hope, love and determination. Lichtarowicz' beautifully drawn story, set against a backdrop of real historical events, is every bit as heart-wrenching as it is inspiring. The Snow Hare brings the past to life in a vivid, evocative way - reminding us that history echoes through time, and hope can sustain us even through the most difficult of circumstances. This is one of the finest historical fiction novels I've read in years
Paula was born and raised in the UK under the influence of eccentric Polish relatives and too much Catholic education. After a diversionary few years working in pubs, management consultancy, television production and hairdressing, she wrote her first novel about girls trapped in a dystopian garden world. She followed this with a surrealist detective story set in Vietnam. Her third book is a story about finding hope and love on the edge of life, influenced by her Polish grandmother's experience in the second world war. She has a daughter and a dog, and a desire to write, as honestly as possible, stories that address the confusing business of navigating life and human relationships.