Novels about the Siege of Leningrad
The Bronze Horseman
by Paullina Simons
FIC SIMONS P.
The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean
FIC DEAN D.
by Helen Dunmore
FIC DUNMORE H.
Nonfiction – available through Interlibrary loan
900 Days: the Siege of Leningrad by Harrison Salisbury (1969)
Leningrad: State of Siege Michael K. Jones (2008)
The Siege of Leningrad
This Day in History
Interesting side note:
Symphony no. 7, op. 60, "Leningrad" by Dimitri Shostakovich
In October 1941, three weeks into the Siege of Leningrad, the composer and his family evacuated to Kuybishev (now Samara), where the symphony was completed. It was adopted as a symbol of Russian resistance both in the USSR and in the West.
In spring 1943 the family moved to Moscow. While the Seventh Symphony depicts a heroic (and ultimately victorious) struggle against adversity, the Eight Symphony of that year is perhaps the ultimate in sombre and violent expression within Shostakovich's output, resulting in it being banned until 1956. (Taken from Wikipedia)