Ann Lehtmets is one of few women in the western world to have lived through Stalin's holocaust. One morning in June 1941, Russian soldiers arrested Ann lethmets in her home in Estonia, tore her from her husband and children and loaded her in a cattle truck, destination unknown. She survived her sentence in Siberia, negotiating a life where secret police, brutish foremen and hostile landladies conspired with cold, hunger and backbreaking labour to make existence difficult for all and deadly for many. Ann Lehtmets owes her life to spirit, intelligence, guile and humor. These qualities shine through every page of her extraordinary recollections.