The Madonnas of Leningrad

Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina s grip on the everyday And while the elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories the details of her grown children s lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild her distant past is preserved vivid images that rise unbidden of her yo

Winter Garden

From the author of the smash hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past.Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be One stayed

A Mountain of Crumbs

Elena Gorokhova grows up in 1960 s Leningrad where she discovers that beauty and passion can be found in unexpected places in Soviet Russia A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a young Soviet girl s discovery of the hidden truths of adulthood and her country s profound political deception E

The Betrayal (The Siege #2)

A riveting and emotionally absorbing portrait of post war Soviet Russia, a world of violence and terror, where the severest acts of betrayal can come from the most trusted allies Internationally acclaimed author Helen Dun follows her bestselling novel, The Siege, with a riveting and emotionally

The Siege (The Siege, #1)

Called elegantly, starkly beautiful by The New York Times Book Review, The Siege is Helen Dun s masterpiece Her canvas is monumental the Nazis 1941 winter siege on Leningrad that killed six hundred thousand but her focus is heartrendingly intimate One family, the Levins, fights to sta

The Conductor

In June 1941, Nazi troops march on Leningrad and surround it Hitler s plan is to shell, bomb, and starve the city into submission Most of the cultural elite are evacuated early in the siege, but Dmitri Shostakovich, the most famous composer in Russia, stays on to defend his city, digging ditches a

Leningrad: State of Siege

All offers of surrender from Leningrad must be rejected, wrote Adolph Hitler on September 29, 1941, at the outset of Operation Barbarossa In this struggle for survival, we have no interest in keeping even a proportion of the city s population alive During the famed 900 day siege of Leningrad, t

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Some stories cannot be told in just one lifetime Harry August is on his deathbed Again No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before Nothing ever chang