Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday




Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week's pick: Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay


Due out September 7, 2010

From the author's website:
Set in both modern-day Boston and post-WWII Moscow, RUSSIAN WINTER tells the story of Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya as she becomes a member of Stalin's cultural elite before escaping to the West following a terrible betrayal. Decades later, she has decided to auction off her famed jewelry collection—including the rare set of amber that a Boston professor, Grigori Solodin, translator of the works of Revskaya's late poet-husband, believes may hold the key to a long-kept secret. The literary mystery Grigori sets out to solve—with the help of Drew Brooks, a young associate at the Boston auction house—reaches much deeper: to the cost of making art and trying to live and love under circumstances of enormous repression.

6 comments:

bookfanmary said...

Sounds really good!

Cass said...

This sounds like a good read. I really like the cover!

My WoW: Matched by Ally Condie.

Alayne said...

Ooooh great pick! I hope I get this one. :) My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

chelleyreads said...

i just found out about this book this week. i agree, it sounds great!

Here's mine: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-i-covet-nevermore-by-kelly-creagh.html

Diane said...

I think this one sounds great as well; thanks Tina

Jill said...

I just saw something about this in passing but I didn't know much about it...this sounds like a book I'd love!