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The little Russian, Susan Sherman

Label
The little Russian
Title
The little Russian
Statement of responsibility
Susan Sherman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Little Russian spotlights an exciting new voice in historical fiction, an assured debut that should appeal to readers of Away by Amy Bloom or Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow--a life filled with salons, balls, and all the trappings of the Upper Class--very different from her current life as a grocer's daughter in the Jewish townlet of Mosny. So when a mysterious and cultured wheat merchant walks into the grocery, Berta's life is forever altered. She falls in love, unaware that he is a member of the Bund, The Jewish Worker's League, smuggling arms to the shtetls to defend them against the pogroms sweeping the Little Russian countryside. Married and established in the wheat center of Cherkast, Berta has recaptured the life she once had in Moscow. So when a smuggling operation goes awry and her husband must flee the country, Berta makes the vain and foolish choice to stay behind with her children and her finery. As Russia plunges into war, Berta eventually loses everything and must find a new way to sustain the lives and safety of her children. Filled with heart-stopping action, richly drawn characters, and a world seeped in war and violence; The Little Russian is poised to capture readers as one of the hand-selling gems of the season"--
Summary
A grocer's daughter in a small Russian town finds her life changed forever when she unknowingly falls in love with a member of The Jewish Worker's League, who is involved in smuggling operations, causing the pair to flee the country
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10030937
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The little Russian, Susan Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9781582437729
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781582437729
Label
The little Russian, Susan Sherman
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9781582437729
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781582437729

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