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Larissa Miller's memoir recounts her childhood in postwar Moscow.
Larissa Miller's memoir recounts her childhood in postwar Moscow, with reminiscences of her mother, a major journalist during Stalinism, and of her father, a political dissident who was killed in WWII. It also recounts the discovery, of her Jewish identity, her first love, and meetings with distinguished men and women of letters and reflections on the nature of literature. Her life was closely connected with all the major events of the age, which she relates with sober tenderness and insight.