In 1902 Lithuania, a group of rebels armed with books triumphs against the mighty Russian Empire.
Part folktale, part thriller, THE LAST BOOK SMUGGLER tells the story of Ada and her grandfather Viktoras, an old book smuggler tired of his forty-year battle to keep his language alive despite the attempts of the Russian Empire to destroy it. Into their world steps Jonas, a young man in love with Ada and ready to join the underground book smugglers. But there is a traitor in their midst who must stop them or lose everything.
Based on the author’s grandfather, who was a book smuggler, the novel deftly captures the politics and dangers of the times while bringing to life an engaging and quirky family, with an element of the supernatural.
About the Author:
Birutė Putrius, author of Lost Birds, lives in California. Her fiction, poetry, and translations have appeared in numerous publications, and her stories have been optioned for film.
Published in the USA by Brickwood Press, Los Angeles, California, 2018
Softcover, pages 372