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Lost roses / Martha Hall Kelly.

Kelly, Martha Hall, author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library KEL (Text) 33500013038682 New Checked out 10/10/2019
Mahnomen Public Library KEL (Text) 33500013070610 New Checked out 10/07/2019
Moorhead Public Library KEL (Text) 33500013038674 New In transit -
Hallock Public Library KEL (Text) 35500006162448 Main In transit -
Thief River Falls Public Library KEL (Text) 35500006183766 New Checked out 10/10/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524796372
  • ISBN: 1524796379
  • ISBN: 1984819550
  • ISBN: 9781984819550
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: "It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian émigrés who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    *Starred Review* Kelly is back with another epic tale of three women's lives overlapping against the backdrop of history, this time a generation earlier than—and starring the mother of a heroine from—her debut, The Lilac Girls (2017). The setting is WWI and the Russian Revolution; the stories are inspired by true events. New Yorker Eliza Ferriday returns home when her tour of Russia with her school friend Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs, is cut short by the outbreak of war in Europe. Sofya's family retires to their country estate to wait out the troubles, while Eliza works to find refuge and employment for displaced Russians in America. Sofya hires a local peasant girl, Varinka, to help with her small son, unaware of the danger that Varinka's revolutionary connections pose to her family. Kelly's gift is bringing to life and to light the untold stories of women and families far away from the war front yet deeply affected by the decisions of leaders and the efforts of fighters. Fans of historical fiction like the works of Marie Benedict and Lisa See, and viewers of period dramas, will want to clear their calendars when Lost Roses comes out. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She lives in Connecticut, where she spends her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books. Lost Roses is her second novel.

Subject: World War (1914-1918)
Female friendship > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Fiction.
Female friendship.
Genre: Fiction.

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