Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I have just finished reading 'Russian Winter'. Daphne Kalotay's first novel is a page turner!
If you are interested in history, poetry, the ballet, music and a read that describes Stalinist aggression whilst interweaving past in Iron Curtain Russia with present day Boston, I recommend this exquisite read which is set against the perfection of ballet. A tale of passion, intrigue, hardship, love and fear with wonderful details including the behind-the-scenes activities in the Bolshoi and the rigidness of post war Soviet Russia.
When Nina Revskaya decides to put her stunning jewel collection into the hands of a Boston auction house, nothing can prepare her for the turn of events that will take her back to those days before defection.
Harper Collins. April 2010
I actually have an Advance Readers Edition which was not for sale. Strange to see books before they reach the final publishing. How did I get it? A local bookstore recently opened a branch in out area and with every purchase, a book of choice was given away. This was not my first choice.
I had my eye on She- Wolves: the Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor but a woman picked it up even though I remarked very loudly that it was only ONE book per purchase - she had four!! Not to say what her two sons had! So I ended up with this on my daughter's 'instruction'. After she read it she said it was a 'must' for me. She was right. Am an avid history reader.
If you find a copy treat yourself - I don't think you'll be disappointed!