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Russian Winter

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"Daphne Kalotay captivates in a soaring debut novel. An elegant, compelling puzzle of family, memory and solitude that brings to life modern-day Boston and postwar Russia through a profound love story. Graceful, moving, and unexpected."
--Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club



In Russian Winter, the beautiful debut novel by critically acclaimed writer Daphne Kalotay, a famed ballerina's jewelry auction in Boston reveals long-held secrets of love and family, friendship and rivalry, harkening back to Stalinist Russia. Called "tender, passionate, and moving" by Jenna Blum, the New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, Russian Winter is a perfect choice for fans of the novels of Debra Dean (The Madonnas of Leningrad), Ann Patchett (Bel Canto), and Ian McEwan (Atonement).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 671 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 40.64mm | 725.74g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062002422
  • 9780062002426
  • 1,527,027

Review quote

A complex story that, in the end, boils down to the simplest of elements: love, fear, disappointment and loss. An auspicious first novel, elegantly written and without a false note. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
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Back cover copy

When Nina Revskaya, former star of the Bolshoi Ballet, decides to auction her remarkable jewelry, she hopes to draw a curtain on her past. Instead, she is overwhelmed by memories of glorious and heartbreaking events that changed her life's course half a century before.

In Russia, she discovered the theater, fell in love with a famed poet, and became--with her closest friends--a victim of Stalinist aggression. A terrible discovery led to a deadly act of betrayal--and to Nina's escape to Boston.Now, an associate at the Boston auction house and a Russian professor are unraveling a mystery surrounding a love letter, a poem, and a necklace of unknown provenance, stirring up revelations that will have life-altering consequences for all.
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Rating details

8,402 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 22% (1,838)
4 42% (3,508)
3 28% (2,335)
2 7% (555)
1 2% (166)
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