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    Our faculty had an interesting discussion about Russian Winter last week All enjoyed it very much some were disappointed in the end no spoiler just thought it ended too abruptly Characters were well drawn and there was an interesting mix of ty

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    Unknown to most Americans the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin caused the great famine of the early 1930's resulting in the death of millions of his own people By liuidating the Kulaks as a class Stalin may have eliminated the prosperous and conservative farmers in the Ukraine and it led to the establishment of collective farms and chaos in the countryside The loss of over twenty million Soviet citizens during the Great Patriotic War combined

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    I love novels that unfold the way Russian Winter by Daphne Kolatay did shrouded in a mystery that's slowly tantalizingly revealed through multiple narratives and flashbacks The story starts out simply enough Nina a former Bolshoi ballerina is putting up her jewels for auction As Nina inventories her jewels she also reluctantly inventories her life setting in motion a painful remembrance of her past in communist Russia and who she left wh

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    Daphne Kalotay's novel RUSSIAN WINTER is a masterfully crafted novel of loss and redemption set in an unusual historical time period and interweaving two connected stories In present day Boston famous Russian ballerina Nina Revskaya who defecte

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    Well it seems I may be in the minority here but I did not love this book It had so much potential I appreciate that the author tried to tie the 2 stories together but the Boston bits ruined the rest of itIn fairnes

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    I enjoyed this story the way the author was able to weave at least two of the main characters' stories together so artfully Drew is tangential to my mind though I was gunning for her and her intended from early on Her story though isn't as compelling by far as Grigori's and Nina's However a good story and I learned a vast amount about Soviet Russia jewels and the ballet I watched Black Swan during the reading of this

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    The cover got me I had to stop and look It's pretty isn't it? Even though there is nothing at all original about the art The cover beckons but alas it does not fulfill It's unfinished It's the start of a beautiful cover and yet it's oddly blank The flat clarity of the figure verses the worn depth of the background surface don't mesh They fight each other instead of complimenting each other Sadly that turned out to be a prophecy

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    I was hooked on this book by page 80 If you like the arts ballet Russian history or all three you will love this book The book takes place in post war Russia but the narration switches between history and modern d

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    This book is a magnificent historical fiction novel set in Russia I didn't want to put this book down I was really drawn in by the histroy and glamor the characters were very real and I found the writing clear concise and easy to follow I really recommend this book its a real page turner

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    2016 is the year where I decided to get back to historical fiction I picked Russian Winter because a couple of my friends gave it 5 stars and I like to read books set in RussiaLikes Mystery behind Nina's weird behavior and the missing pendant kept me readingDislikes Descriptions were functional and usually character related I was missing the descriptions that add feeling and depth to the atmosphere Story line was not what I expected I tho

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Ecaduto e poeta e lui la chiede in moglie le sembra di toccare il cielo con un dito Ma la vita è dura a Mosca il regime staliniano è una cappa opprimente la polizia segreta è ovunue la paura e la diffidenza gravano su tutto e tutti Si insinuano lentamente anche in Nina finché un odioso sospetto la spinge a una precipitosa e rocambolesca fuga in Occidente interrompendo così una fulgida carriera e sbarrando le porte del suo cuore all'unico uomo che abbia mai amato Boston 2003 E a. Daphne Kalotay s novel RUSSIAN WINTER is a masterfully crafted novel of loss and redemption set in an unusual historical time period and interweaving two connected stories In present day Boston famous Russian ballerina Nina Revskaya who defected from the Soviet Union at the height of her fame is preparing to auction off her dazzling jewelry collection including three beautiful amber pieces set in gold Nina is now a recluse crippled by arthritis and the weight of her mysterious past a past that could be revealed by an ambitious young representative of the auction house who begins to investigate the provenance of the amber jewelry spurred in part by the donation of an apparently matching necklace from a grieving widower The widower Gregori is the academic translator of poetry by Nina s husband the famed Viktor Elsin one of the many who disappeared during Stalin s terrifying regimeIn taut elegant prose Ms Kalotay conjures the life which Nina is now forced to recall her precipitous rise to celebrity within the Bolshoi dance company her lifelong but difficult friendship with a fellow ballerina the haunting Vera and her headlong plunge into romantic entanglement with handsome debonair Viktor who introduces Nina to a literati circle slowly and relentlessly threatened by Stalinist mandates The novel shines at its brightest in those pages where we see Nina s ascent to prima ballerina driven by her innate perfectionism and myopic dedication to her dance even as the world she thinks she knows crumbles apart to reveal a sordid underside of fear compliance and mysterious deportations to dreaded gulags Nina s narcissism is cleverly played against her growing awareness that her own delusions have ensnared her yet she cannot face the truth until it is too late Freuent switches in the narrative to the academic Gregori and his hunt for clues to his own past embodied by the necklace left to him by his adoptive parents are eually well drawn if somewhat less compelling It doesn t reuire much deduction on the part of the reader to ascertain the secret that awaits Gregori but his journey is well written and interesting as he strives to discover who he isNevertheless it is Nina s story which most captivates for it is the universal struggle of artists living under oppression everywhere of innocence beguiled by duty and of sacrifices made for art that can in time return to assert their toll The contrast offered in the novel between Nina s cantankerous older self and the naive ingenue of the Bolshoi who dances her way into tragedy is wonderfully played out as are descriptions of the grey hued existence endured under StalinHighly recommended for lovers of historical fiction and for those of us who to this day remain entranced by the rigors and ethereal beauty of ballet Vietnam Perkasie poeta e lui la chiede in moglie le sembra di toccare il cielo con un dito Ma la vita è dura a Mosca il regime staliniano è una cappa opprimente la Losing Strength and Dexterity paura e la diffidenza gravano su tutto e tutti Si insinuano lentamente anche in Nina finché un odioso sospetto la spinge a una Afghanistan precipitosa e rocambolesca fuga in Occidente interrompendo così una fulgida carriera e sbarrando le The Black Sheeps Secret Child porte del suo cuore all'unico uomo che abbia mai amato Boston 2003 E a. 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Boston 2003 uando mette all'asta la sua preziosa collezione di gioielli Nina Revskaja è convinta di aver finalmente chiuso con il passato Invece una sontuosa parure d'ambra scatena in lei una marea di ricordi Mosca 1935 Nina è una bambina uando scopre la passione per il balletto e la magia del palcoscenico Affronta con determinazione i sacrifici che la danza impone fino a diventare l'étoile del Bolscioi acclamata in tutto il mondo uando si innamora perdutamente di Viktor nobile d. Our faculty had an interesting discussion about Russian Winter last week All enjoyed it very much some were disappointed in the end no spoiler just thought it ended too abruptly Characters were well drawn and there was an interesting mix of types all uniue and human One gets a real sense of the lack of privacy and constant prying of Soviet eyes on its citizens in the era of the late 40 s and early 50 s Nina Paulina and Vera also take us into the grueling and competitive world of the Bolshoi Ballet of the time There is history love romance suspense betrayal and descriptions of a variety of precious jewels that ultimately make it to the Boston auction house What value do these gems hold for the owners and why are they selling them