A Train to Moscow Book

A Train to Moscow


  • Author : Elena Gorokhova
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1542033861
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

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A Train to Moscow Summary:

In post-World War II Russia, a girl must reconcile a tragic past with her hope for the future in this powerful and poignant novel about family secrets, passion and loss, perseverance and ambition. In a small, provincial town behind the Iron Curtain, Sasha lives in a house full of secrets, one of which is her own dream of becoming an actress. When she leaves for Moscow to audition for drama school, she defies her mother and grandparents and abandons her first love, Andrei. Before she leaves, Sasha discovers the hidden war journal of her uncle Kolya, an artist still missing in action years after the war has ended. His pages expose the official lies and the forbidden truth of Stalin's brutality. Kolya's revelations and his tragic love story guide Sasha through drama school and cement her determination to live a thousand lives onstage. After graduation, she begins acting in Leningrad, where Andrei, now a Communist Party apparatchik, becomes a censor of her work. As a past secret comes to light, Sasha's ambitions converge with Andrei's duties, and Sasha must decide if her dreams are truly worth the necessary sacrifice and if, as her grandmother likes to say, all will indeed be well.

Russian Tattoo Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Russian Tattoo


  • Author : Elena Gorokhova
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451689839
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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Russian Tattoo Summary:

"In A Mountain of Crumbs, Elena Gorokhova describes coming of age behind the Iron Curtain and leaving her mother and her motherland for a new life in the United States. Now, in Russian Tattoo, Elena learns that the journey of an immigrant is filled with everyday mistakes, small humiliations, and a loss of dignity. Cultural disorientation comes in the form of not knowing how to eat a hamburger, buy a pair of shoes, or catch a bus. But through perseverance and resilience, Elena gradually adapts to her new country"--

Voices of Independence Book

Voices of Independence


  • Author : Ulli Beier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Black people
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029512749
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb

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Blood from Stone Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Blood from Stone


  • Author : Laura Anne Gilman
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488026447
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb

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Blood from Stone Summary:

Rediscover the magical world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in the final book of this popular series by Laura Anne Gilman. Wren Valere’s job is driving her crazy. She’s still Manhattan’s most sought-after Retriever, but after last year’s deadly confrontation with the Silence, all this magic-user wants is a break. With her apartment going co-op and her relationship with the demon P.B. putting stress on her romance with partner Sergei, is Wren finally ready to settle down to a more stable existence? Not likely. Because when you’re good, trouble always finds you. Wren’s next assignment puts her on the wrong side of a child-snatcher—and a collision course with her past. But to save a friend—and protect her future—Wren must pull off the most important Retrieval of her life…and for once magic isn’t on her side. Originally published in 2009

COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022


  • Author : Mark Wish
  • Publisher : Coolest Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781737573913
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 Summary:

America's most talented storytellers share their most courageous, compelling, unputdownable work in a collection made for story lovers. Praised early on by Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk author Ben Fountain and The Weight of Blood author Laura McHugh, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES is a new annual short story anthology whose guiding philosophy is that a collection of interesting "full meal" short stories could, as one @JustCoolStories Twitter follower put it, "make America cool again." Toward this end, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 features a previously unpublished story by the multi-major-book-award-winning author of Blacktop Wasteland S. A. Cosby; the timeless, previously unpublished short story that led Tina Brown to sign Frances Park's When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon; and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin's heartfelt rendering of married life that apparently was too startling for the editors of several university-affiliated literary magazines. And since interesting storytelling―rather than a list of publishing credits―matters most to story-hungry readers, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 also includes a page-turner about dating in Hollywood written by MFA student Megan Ritchie; Brooklyn native D.Z. Stone's very first published fiction, a hilarious love story that celebrates the power of women; a heartbreaking account of adult siblinghood authored by David Ebenbach―among others in this treasure trove of unputdownable, sharply written, sometimes comic, sometimes frightening, always suspenseful stories loaded with twists and turns. "Coolest American Stories 2022 is a helluva lot of fun. These stories bump and brim with rambunctious energy and show that the American short story is alive and well. Many thanks to Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey for this breath―or let's call it a gale―of fresh literary air." --Ben Fountain, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk "Extraordinarily r

City of Women Book
Score: 3.5
From 81 Ratings

City of Women


  • Author : David R. Gillham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101599341
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Whom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved? A gripping tale of Berlin in the Second World War, from the author of Annelies. It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two . . .

Inga s Zigzags Book

Inga s Zigzags


  • Author : Vica Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: Businesswomen
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0991383400
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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"In this well-written debut novel... Miller engagingly presents a heroine caught between contradictions: New York and Moscow; flashy glamour and self-pitying nostalgia; certainty and doubt. A sexy tale with plenty of Russian atmosphere..." -- Kirkus Reviews ___________________________________________________ "A thrilling ride that zigzags right to your heart." Lara Vapnyar, Author of The Scent of Pine _____________________________________________ Inga's Zigzags is the story of a 28-year-old Russian woman who, after a decade in New York, returns to post-perestroika Moscow to start her own business. When her prospects fall through and she finds herself far from the heart of the action, she meets Emma and Alexandra, a pair of wealthy and well-connected magazine publishers, who lure Inga into their bed and then propose to launch a company together. When the threesome starts to fall apart, Inga is forced to make some difficult choices to find her way through the labyrinth of Moscow's intrigues and heartbreaks, to reclaim her destiny. The book is about evolving, finding one's place in life, about a yearning to belong and feel accepted. Inga Belova is a New Yorker who has an MBA but feels misplaced. She is a double single - as in, divorced with no boyfriend - but then she finds double love. Yet she continues to feel in between - countries, jobs, lovers. She questions her sexuality, national identity, career and loyalty. Will she ever settle? Whom does she love? What is her life's calling? To find the answers, we follow her from New York to Moscow to St. Petersburg to Miami to London and then to Moscow again. ___________________________________________________ "Tradition demands that heroines in Russian literature fare poorly. Tolstoy's Karenina jumps in front of a train; Karamzin's Poor Liza drowns herself in a pond, Pasternak's Lara dies in the Gulag. In Inga's Zigzags, Vica Miller's saucy first novel, that tradition may have met its match. Meet Inga Belova, love child of

A Train to Moscow Book

A Train to Moscow


  • Author : Elena Gorokhova
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 154203387X
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

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A Train to Moscow Summary:

In post-World War II Russia, a girl must reconcile a tragic past with her hope for the future in this powerful and poignant novel about family secrets, passion and loss, perseverance and ambition. In a small, provincial town behind the Iron Curtain, Sasha lives in a house full of secrets, one of which is her own dream of becoming an actress. When she leaves for Moscow to audition for drama school, she defies her mother and grandparents and abandons her first love, Andrei. Before she leaves, Sasha discovers the hidden war journal of her uncle Kolya, an artist still missing in action years after the war has ended. His pages expose the official lies and the forbidden truth of Stalin's brutality. Kolya's revelations and his tragic love story guide Sasha through drama school and cement her determination to live a thousand lives onstage. After graduation, she begins acting in Leningrad, where Andrei, now a Communist Party apparatchik, becomes a censor of her work. As a past secret comes to light, Sasha's ambitions converge with Andrei's duties, and Sasha must decide if her dreams are truly worth the necessary sacrifice and if, as her grandmother likes to say, all will indeed be well.