In combination with my review of Underground I have the opportunity to give away a copy of this incredibly interesting and moving novel. Click here to read my review of the book.
The summary of the book from Goodreads is:
A tragic love triangle set in a forgotten place during an invisible war.I found Underground particularly interesting because my family originally from Lithuania so in order to enter to win a copy of Underground leave a comment letting me know where your family is originally from. You must be a follower to enter, and make sure to include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win, after which you will have 48 hours to claim the prize. You can have a second entry if you spread the word, just make sure you leave a second comment with a link or it won't be counted. This giveaway will run until April 22nd 2011 at 11:59 MST and is open ONLY TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS, including PO Boxes. Enjoy!
Inspired by true events, Underground tells the story of a troubled romance between Lukas and Elena, two members of the underground Lithuanian resistance movement in mid- 1940s.
After shooting up a room full of Soviet government workers during their engagement party, Lukas and Elena become folk heroes to their political cause, but are forced deep into hiding in order to escape punishment for their role in the massacre.
When their secret bunker is discovered, Lukas is nearly captured. Believing his beloved Elena has been killed in the raid, Lukas is forced to flee the country and the increasingly hopeless resistance movement that he has defended over the years.
Finding himself stranded in Paris, Lukas tries in vain to generate some political interest in the plight of his country. Settling quietly in Europe, Lukas falls in love again, remarries, and begins his life anew. When an unexpected crisis arises back home, the tranquility of Lukas' new life is shattered. Stealing back into his former country, Lukas embarks on the most important fight of his life.
Based on true historical revelations and fragments of the author's family history, Underground is an engaging literary thriller and love story that explores the narrow range of options open to men and women in desperate situations, when history crashes into personal desires and private life.