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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 ballerinas 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).

Synopsis:

When Nina Revskaya puts her remarkable jewelry collection up for auction, the former Bolshoi Ballet star finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, and of the events, both glorious and heartbreaking, that changed her life half a century earlier. It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of dance and fell in love, and where, faced with Stalinist aggression, a terrible discovery incited a deadly act of betrayal—and an ingenious escape to the West.

Nina has kept her secrets for half a lifetime. But now Drew Brooks, an inquisitive associate at a Boston auction house, and Grigori Solodin, a professor who believes Nina's jewels hold the key to unlocking his past, begin to unravel her story—setting in motion a series of revelations that will have life-altering consequences for them all.

About the Author

DAPHNE KALOTAY, author of the acclaimed Calamity and Other Stories, has a Ph.D. in literature from Boston University, and she has since taught creative writing at Middlebury College, Boston University and Skidmore College. Kalotay has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Vassar, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She lives in the Boston area. Visit her online at <>.

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Eugene reader, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Eugene reader)
Kalotay takes the reader from Russian life under Stalin to contemporary Boston, through the life of the main character, young Bolshoi ballet dancer Nina Revskaya who lives her latter years re-discovering truths about her past. Nina's jewelry collection, which she puts up for auction, sets off memories of dance, love, and betrayal during her years in Russia. Other characters are a Boston professor, Grigori Solodin, and an auction house associate, Drew Brooks. Grigori's compelling search for his past challenges his expectations about the role of love in his life. Drew's persistence in working with the jewels leads her to also find unexpected turns in her life. There is a sense of intrigue and mystery interwoven with satisfying character development. The exploration of Soviet life, the world of dance/art, and Kalotay's transfer between the past and the present create an informative, emotional read.
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moon, January 9, 2012 (view all comments by moon)
What a wonderful story enhanced by the artistic blending of fiction and real life characters....
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deg0829, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by deg0829)
Enjoyable, kept me going and wanting to know more but fell short in the end.
Was interesting, however as it had some good historical information.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061962172
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Kalotay, Daphne
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20110405
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 28.64 oz

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"Synopsis" by , When Nina Revskaya puts her remarkable jewelry collection up for auction, the former Bolshoi Ballet star finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, and of the events, both glorious and heartbreaking, that changed her life half a century earlier. It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of dance and fell in love, and where, faced with Stalinist aggression, a terrible discovery incited a deadly act of betrayal&#8212;and an ingenious escape to the West.

Nina has kept her secrets for half a lifetime. But now Drew Brooks, an inquisitive associate at a Boston auction house, and Grigori Solodin, a professor who believes Nina's jewels hold the key to unlocking his past, begin to unravel her story&#8212;setting in motion a series of revelations that will have life-altering consequences for them all.

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