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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013285267 New Checked out 10/13/2020
McIntosh Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013285275 New Available -
Roseau Public Library ADA (Text) 35500006294480 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062910943
  • ISBN: 0062910949
  • Physical Description: 365 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Odessa, 1931. Marrying the handsome, wealthy Edward Gordon, Daria--born Dvora Kaganovitch--has fulfilled her mother's dreams. But a woman's plans are no match for the crushing power of Stalin's repressive Soviet state. To survive, Daria is forced to rely on the kindness of a man who takes pride in his own coarseness. Odessa, 1970. Brilliant young Natasha Crystal is determined to study mathematics. But the Soviets do not allow Jewish students--even those as brilliant as Natasha--to attend an institute as prestigious as Odessa University. With her hopes for the future dashed, Natasha must find a new purpose--one that leads her into the path of a dangerous young man. Brighton Beach, 2019. Zoe Venakovsky, known to her family as Zoya, has worked hard to leave the suffocating streets and small minds of Brighton Beach behind her--only to find that what she's tried to outrun might just hold her true happiness. Moving from a Siberian gulag to the underground world of Soviet refuseniks to oceanside Brooklyn, The Nesting Dolls is a heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive story of circumstance, choice, and consequence--and three dynamic unforgettable women, all who will face hardships that force them to compromise their dreams as they fight to fulfill their destinies.-- Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    Adams' mesmerizing historical novel follows the lives of three generations of Russian women, from the 1930s in the USSR to present-day New York. Composed of three parts, the saga opens in Odessa, where Daria marries renowned pianist Edward. Their lives are upended when they are condemned as enemies of the state and deported to a labor camp in Siberia. There Daria must make harrowing, heartbreaking decisions to save her family and herself. Years later in 1970s Odessa, Natasha, Daria's granddaughter, is unhappy with her teaching job and yearns to escape the confines of her daily life. She becomes infatuated with fiery Dima, who leads a resistance group, and is drawn into his world even though it could threaten her livelihood. Part three finds Zoe, Natasha's granddaughter, in Brighton Beach in 2019, where she navigates her personal life and career and tries to fully connect with her immigrant family. Adams' sweeping tale offers captivating explorations of her characters and their complexities, particularly when it comes to their struggles between the pull of the heart and the realities in which they live. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women > Fiction.
Soviet Union > Fiction.
Russia > Fiction.
Siberia (Russia) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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