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Book Review: *Russian Winter* by Daphne Kalotay

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Harper (September 7, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0061962165

Back-of-the-book blurb:  When she decides to auction her remarkable jewelry collection, Nina Revskaya, once a great star of the Bolshoi Ballet, believes she has finally drawn a curtain on her past. Instead, the former ballerina finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland and of [...]

Book Review: *The Lotus Eaters* by Tatjana Soli

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; 1 edition (March 30, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0312611576

Back-of-the-book blurb:  On a stifling day in 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the fall of the city begins, two people make their way through the streets to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American [...]

Book Review: The Spirit of the Place

The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem
Publisher: Kent State University Press; First edition (June 15, 2008 )
Hardcover: 344 pages
ISBN-10: 0873389425
ISBN-13: 978-0873389426
SheIsTooFondOfBooks Rating:  4 Stars

The Spirit of the Place takes place in the early 1980s over the course of a little more than a year, mainly in the fictional Hudson River Valley town [...]