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Broken Stone
Katya's Stone Series: Book 2
by Gabriele Goldstone

Mama is dead, Baby Emil is dead and Stalin's new rules are breaking up the family. Papa must stay behind and hide as 12-year-old Katya and her three younger siblings find their way to freedom in East Prussia. With Mama's sister, Aunt Helena, they board a train and flee for a new home with an aunt and uncle they've never met—relatives who don't want them.

But when they reach the border, soldiers won't let Aunt Helena cross, and Katya is forced to take responsibility for her siblings.

What will life hold for Katya, her two sisters and her brother when they arrive in East Prussia? How long before Papa can rescue them?

Gabriele Goldstone, the eldest daughter of European immigrants, inherited scattered bits of her mother's memories, shadowed by the oppression of both Stalin and Hitler. She shaped them into the life of fictional character Katya Halter. In 2004, Gabriele traveled to Ukraine and searched through former KGB files to find more missing pieces—and Katya's red stone.

Gabriele lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has three adult children along with a silver-grey cat and a golden-haired dog.

Explore Broken Stone through the accompanying discussion guide.

Read Red Stone, Book 1 in the Katya’s Stone Series.

Middle Grade Historical
Themes: 
Adversity, courage, resilience
Pages: 164
Softcover: $12.99, ISBN 9780994839923
Ebook: $9.99, ISBN 9780994839930