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    DescriptionThe Little Russian spotlights an exciting new and assured voice in historical fiction. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow----a life filled with salons, balls, and all the trappings of the Upper Class----very different from her current life as a grocer's daughter in the Jewish townlet of Mosny. So when a mysterious and cultured wheat merchant walks into the grocery, Berta's life is forever altered. She falls in love, unaware that he is a member of the Bund, The Jewish Worker's League, smuggling arms to the shtetls to defend them against the pogroms sweeping the Little Russian countryside. Married and established in the wheat center of Cherkast, Berta has recaptured the life she once had in Moscow. So when a smuggling operation goes awry and her husband must flee the country, Berta makes the vain and foolish choice to stay behind with her children and her finery. As Russia plunges into war, Berta eventually loses everything and must find a new way to sustain the lives and safety of her children. Filled with heart-stopping action, richly drawn characters, and a world seeped in war and violence; The Little Russian is poised to capture readers at every turn.


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    Title
    The Little Russian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Sherman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781619020702
    ISBN 10: 161902070X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    DC22: 813/.6
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3619.H4676 L58 2012C
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    COUNTERPOINT
    Publication date
    24 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Author Information
    Susan Sherman is a former Chairman of the Art Department of Whittier College, a small liberal arts university once attended by President Richard Nixon. She is also the co-creator of "That's So Raven," one of the most successful television shows for children in the history of the Disney Network. This is her first novel.