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Russian WinterPoeta Viktor Elsin ue ela e os seus amigos mais ueridos Gersh um compositor brilhante e a bela Vera a sua melhor amiga se tornaram vítimas da agressão estalinista E foi na Rússia ue uma terrível descoberta conduziu a um acto fatal de traição e a uma fuga engenhosa ue conduziu Nina para o Ocidente e por fim até Boston Nina guardou os seus segredos durante metade da sua vida Mas duas pessoas não irão deixar o passado repousar D. Well it seems I may be in the minority here but I did not love this book It had so much potential I appreciate that the author tried to tie the 2 stories together but the Boston bits ruined the rest of itIn fairness much of what I didn’t like is personal preference I hate the formula used here Tell a little bit just when it gets interesting switch to something else To me it feels like someone taunting ‘I know something you don’t know’ and all I can think is ‘fine if you don’t want to tell me – don’t’ The Nina Viktor Vera Gersh storyline was strong enough on its own – it did not need the teasing and heavy foreshadowing to make me want to keep reading I found the constant interruption of the current day storyline to be very frustrating Maybe if the Drew Cynthia and even modern day Nina characters been developed it would have added to the overall book for me – instead it just detracted from itAlso had the whole book focused on the historical storyline it could have been much developed I would love to read about Russia during Stalin’s reign as this one seemed to barely skim the surface It is her first book though – I would still read another as she will likely only get better

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Uando Nina Revskaya uma antiga estrela do Ballet Bolshoi decide vender em leilão a sua famosa colecção de jóias acredita ter por fim feito correr o pano sobre o seu passado Em vez disso a antiga bailarina encontra se subjugada pelas memórias da sua terra natal e dos acontecimentos simultaneamente gloriosos e comoventes ue mudaram o rumo da sua vida há meio século Foi na Rússia ue descobriu a magia do teatro ue se apaixonou pelo. Unknown to most Americans the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin caused the great famine of the early 1930's resulting in the death of millions of his own people By liuidating the Kulaks as a class Stalin may have eliminated the prosperous and conservative farmers in the Ukraine and it led to the establishment of collective farms and chaos in the countryside The loss of over twenty million Soviet citizens during the Great Patriotic War combined with the massive physical destruction of the nation formed the backdrop for one of the finest depictions of the cultural life of the Russian people I have yet come across in historical fiction Nina's frustrating refusal to let down her guard is remarkably true to life as she and millions of her countrymen experienced life in their homeland where a simple uttered comment could lead to a long prison sentence And Grigori's reluctance to share the truth about a family connection when referring to his own amber piece is simply evidence that those raised in the Soviet Union had to be careful not to do or say anything that might bring the authorities to your home Russian Winter's superb blending of Nina's life in post war Russia and her excruciatingly painful existence in modern day Boston held my attention from the opening scene where we are introduced to Drew Brooks and Nina Revskaya to the finaland hopeful meeting at the auction house Though Grigori left the Soviet Union at age eleven he would remain a nomad; first in Norway then in France and finally at age sixteen in New Jersey Like many orphans he longed to discover his biological heritage without upsetting his adoptive parents who regarded him as a jewel a gift from above his secretiveness led him to keep people from getting too close to him He felt he could not even share personal concerns with the one man whom he considered his closest friend and colleague Zoltan the great Hungarian poet Drew is a fully formed three dimensional character about whom we glean a great deal Is her life story not compulsively interesting in a manner that evokes the finest of Woody Allen's female characters And she is a person like Grigori of great gravitas leading a full rich life but feeling the influence of her beloved grandmother Riita who she believed to be the only person who really understood her as a person I may be in the minority but Russian Winter in my opinion is one of the finest works of historical fiction I have read in the past decade or so

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Russian Winter Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á ❮Epub❯ ➞ Russian Winter ➝ Author Daphne Kalotay – uando Nina Revskaya uma antiga estrela do Ballet Bolshoi decide vender em leilão a sua famosa colecção de jóias acredita ter por Rew Brooks uma curiosa e jovem assistente de uma casa leiloeira em Boston e Grigori Solodin um professor de russo ue acredita ue um único conjunto de jóias pode conter o segredo para o seu passado ambíguo Juntos estes companheiros improváveis começam a desvendar o mistério ue envolve uma carta de amor um poema e um colar de proveniência desconhecida colocando em acção uma série de revelações ue irão alterar a vida de todos. This book is a magnificent historical fiction novel set in Russia I didn't want to put this book down I was really drawn in by the histroy and glamor the characters were very real and I found the writing clear concise and easy to follow I really recommend this book its a real page turner