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"Erin Litteken pens a powerfully moving debut in The Memory Keeper of Kyiv . . . Ukraine's tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent, and unbroken. This is a compelling, timely read."

-Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code & The Diamond Eye


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Summer 1941. War rages in Europe. The Germans march towards Ukraine. Halya, Liliya and Vika are no strangers to sorrow. They lost family during the Holodomor, loved ones in Stalin's purges, and war looms once more on the horizon.

Vika lives in fear for her children. She and her sister survived the terror famine by leaving their whole family behind. Now, years later, many believe the Germans will free them from the Soviets, but she’s not so sure. Should they stay in Volhynia or flee the approaching Eastern front?

Liliya has lost too much in her 17 years. As those around her join the resistance, Liliya wonders how she can fight for her friends, family, and country. When the choice is made for her, can she find the will to survive and protect those still with her?

Twelve-year-old Halya is struggling to discover who she is. But as the war escalates, can her mother Katya’s tactics keep her safe from the Nazi soldiers rounding up slave laborers? How can a child survive the horrors of war on her own?


These daughters of Ukraine will face devastation and loss as they fight to survive and protect the ones they love.


Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website! I'm pleased to announce my publisher will be donating a share of the proceeds from my debut novel to DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Please check back here and follow me on social media for more updates. 

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"A stunning portrait of Ukraine and its people... A remarkable read not to be missed."

LISA WINGATE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of

Before We Were Yours


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