Daughters of the Resistance made the USA Today bestseller list a couple of weeks ago and I am completely over the moon! This book means so much to me and I’m so excited for more readers to discover it. Like many Russians, I grew up hearing about the war from my grandparents. These stories are in our blood, they are part of our national identity, part of who we are. When I was a child, my grandmother often talked about her father and sister who joined a partisan battalion at the start of the war and what it was like for them. In Daughters of the Resistance, I tried to capture these memories and show the hardships people like my grandparents faced at the time, and that’s what makes this book so personal for me. Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy. I hope you enjoy it!