In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they ve arrived A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now but not Vassa s working class neighborhood In Vassa s neighborhood, where she lives
Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Like the fingers on a hand first headstrong Olga then Tatiana, the tallest Maria the most hopeful for a ring and Anastasia, the smallest These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition and privilege They are e
Former Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya auctions off her jewelry collection and becomes overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, the friends she left behind amidst Stalinist aggression, and the dark secret that brought her to a new life in Boston.
Russian poets have always been admired for the lyric and emotional intensity with which they forge private and public experience into verse, and this volume gathers together some of the best loved, and most powerful and immediate poems from the greatest Russian poets of the nineteenth and twentieth
Leningrad 1933 Loyalties, beliefs, love and family ties all are about to be tested to the limit in a fight to see who will survive one of the most crushing moments the world will ever know Boris Ivanov, the father who understands politics and pragmatism his daughter Natasha, a carefree, delight
When Anne Peters, a young Englishwoman, is offered a new life in St Petersburg as governess to Count Kirov s children, she finds herself caught up in the intense lives of the family The author won the Young Writer s Award in 1972 for her book The Waiting Game.
Natalya knows a secret A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia s Winter Palace It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov Power, that, in the right hands, can save her way of life But it s in the