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Russian Winter - Daphne Kalotay
Russian Winter
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Former Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya auctions off her jewelry collection and becomes overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, the friends she left behind amidst Stalinist aggression, and the dark secret that brought her to a new life in Boston.
Former Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya auctions off her jewelry collection and becomes overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, the friends she left behind amidst Stalinist aggression, and the dark secret that brought her to a new life in Boston.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061962165 (0061962163)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
0.0 Russian Winter: A Novel
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
2.5 Good at some things, not at others
This debut novel, set partly in Soviet era Russia and partly in Boston, features Russian ballerinas, betrayals, poetry and some fine jewelry. It succeeds best at illustrating the soul-crushing paranoia and deprivation of Stalinist Russia. The scenes at the Bolshoi and during that part of the prota...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Russian Winter
My book club's selection for December. I would recommend it for those who are really into ballet, as an aging Russian ballerina is one of the main characters. Or for those who are really interested in life in the Soviet Union during Stalin's tenure. The portrayal of life at that time felt really...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 Russian Winter: A Novel
An aging ballerina, Nina Revskaya, has a secret past. The secrets haunt her in her vintage. Born in Russia, but now living in the United States, she endures the ravages of time on her crippled body and runs from her painful memories, deciding to sell part of her jewelry collection; some of the piece...
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it
4.0 Russian Winter: A Novel
This historical fiction is the debut novel by an award-winning short story writer. Her true strength lies in creating vignettes; small snowglobe-like places that her characters inhabit. The tale switches between present day and 1950s Soviet Russia, following the memories of a prima ballerina of th...
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