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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. 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 when she defected her husband the handsome poet and their friends Gersh and Vera The focus of the story uickly centers around a pair of amber earrings and bracelet as a Russian professor Grigori Solodin mysteriously donates an amber pendant which he insists belongs to the same set Who is Grigori and how is he related to Nina There were many times when I thought I knew where Russian Winter was going only to be surprised with the twists and turns On the way to finding the true significance of the amber jewels and the circumstances of Nina s defection Kolatay immersed me in the vividly rendered life of a ballerina in communist Russia as well as the dangerous political climate for artists of that time and era Russian Winter is an engrossing captivating novel of love and loss

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Russian Winter

Tutto uesto che sta pensando Nina ormai anziana mentre Drew Brooks la funzionaria della casa d'aste la incalza con domande su uella parure cui sembra mancare il pezzo più importante la collana uando tuttavia Grigorij Solodin un professore di russo che da tempo cerca di mettersi in contatto con Nina consegna a Drew proprio la collana d'ambra che completa la parure niente può più arginare la serie di sconcertanti rivelazioni che svelano a Nina la verità sul suo tormentato passato. 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 for the novel Russian Winter is a cradle to grave story of Nina Revekaya a once great ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet now living out her remaining days in Boston with only her maid for company Her past comes to light when she decides to auction her jewels for the benefit of the Boston Ballet Foundation Her secrets are pursued by a young associate from the auction house and a professor of Russian who believes that Nina can explain the mysteries from his own past The sections of the novel about life in Stalinist Russia and those regarding everything to do with ballet both the work and the rewards were very interesting Author Daphne Kalotay has done her research The lives of the artists the fearful politics the efforts of creativity under a repressive regime Kalotay successfully builds a you are there world for all of that and love affairs betrayals and heartbreak However as often happens with stories that straddle the past and the present none of the contemporary elements of the novel come close to capturing your attention and involvement to the same degree as the historic elements do You won t be reading Russian Winter for the plot It s old fashioned picaresue and all ready to be Audrey Hepburn s greatest screen triumph of 1958 It s also entertaining but if you haven t figured out what will happen by page 62 you need to hang up your toe shoes You will be reading Russian Winter to be enveloped in a specific moment in history in a fascinating backstage environment

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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. 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 novel and the two worked strangely well together


10 thoughts on “Russian Winter

  1. says:

    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 typ

  2. says:

    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 Patri

  3. says:

    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 bal

  4. says:

    Daphne Kalotay's novel RUSSIAN WINTER is a masterfully crafted novel of loss and redemption set in an unusual historical time period and interw

  5. says:

    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 fairness much of what I didn’t like is personal preference I hate the formula used here Tell a little bit just when it gets interesting switch to something else To me it feels like someone taunting ‘I know something you don’t know

  6. says:

    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 novel and the two wor

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 day as the

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    This book is

  10. says:

    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 beh

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