[Reading] ➻ Russian Winter By Daphne Kalotay – Buyphenergan500.us

Russian WinterQuando Nina Revskaya, Uma Antiga Estrela Do Ballet Bolshoi, Decide Vender Em Leil O A Sua Famosa Colec O De J Ias, Acredita Ter Por Fim Feito Correr O Pano Sobre O Seu Passado Em Vez Disso, A Antiga Bailarina Encontra Se Subjugada Pelas Mem Rias Da Sua Terra Natal E Dos Acontecimentos, Simultaneamente Gloriosos E Comoventes, Que Mudaram O Rumo Da Sua Vida H Meio S Culo Foi Na R Ssia Que Descobriu A Magia Do Teatro, Que Se Apaixonou Pelo Poeta Viktor Elsin, Que Ela E Os Seus Amigos Mais Queridos Gersh, Um Compositor Brilhante, E A Bela Vera, A Sua Melhor Amiga Se Tornaram V Timas Da Agress O Estalinista E Foi Na R Ssia, Que Uma Terr Vel Descoberta Conduziu A Um Acto Fatal De Trai O E A Uma Fuga Engenhosa Que Conduziu Nina Para O Ocidente, E Por Fim At Boston Nina Guardou Os Seus Segredos Durante Metade Da Sua Vida Mas Duas Pessoas N O Ir O Deixar O Passado Repousar Drew Brooks, Uma Curiosa E Jovem Assistente De Uma Casa Leiloeira Em Boston E Grigori Solodin, Um Professor De Russo Que Acredita Que Um Nico Conjunto De J Ias Pode Conter O Segredo Para O Seu Passado Amb Guo Juntos Estes Companheiros Improv Veis Come Am A Desvendar O Mist Rio Que Envolve Uma Carta De Amor, Um Poema E Um Colar De Proveni Ncia Desconhecida, Colocando Em Ac O Uma S Rie De Revela Es Que Ir O Alterar A Vida De Todos.

[Reading] ➻ Russian Winter By Daphne Kalotay – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 476 pages
  • Russian Winter
  • Daphne Kalotay
  • Portuguese
  • 24 November 2017
  • 9789722043533

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➻ Russian Winter By Daphne Kalotay – Buyphenergan500.us


  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 types, all unique and human One gets a real sense of the lack of privacy and constant prying of Soviet...


  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 liquidating 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 Patriotic War combined with the massive physical destruction of the nation formed the backdrop for one of the finest depictions of the cultural life of the Russian people I have yet come across in historical fiction Nina s frustrating refusal to let down her guard is remarkably true to life as she and millions of her countrymen experienced life in their homeland where a simple uttered comment could lead to a long prison sentence And Grigori s reluctance to share the truth about a family connection when referring to his own amber piece is simply evidence that those raised in the Soviet Union had to be careful not to do or say anything that migh...


  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 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 quickly 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 ...


  4. says:

    Dosadna i neinspirativna knjiga, sa Danijela Stil atmosferom, koja iska e iz ablona sa delovima o Staljinovoj Rusiji i baletu, teta to se autorka nije na tome fokusirala.Recenzija je na blogu.


  5. says:

    Daphne Kalotay s novel RUSSIAN WINTER is a masterfully crafted novel of loss and redemption, set in an unusual historical time period and interweaving two connected stories In present day Boston, famous Russian ballerina, Nina Revskaya, who defected from the Soviet Union at the height of her fame, is preparing to auction off her dazzling jewelry collection, including three beautiful amber pieces set in gold Nina is now a recluse, crippled by arthritis and the weight of her mysterious past a past that could be revealed by an ambitious young representative of the auction house, who begins to investigate the provenance of the amber jewelry, spurred in part by the donation of an apparently matching necklace from a grieving widower The widower, Gregori, is the academic translator of poetry by Nina s husband, the famed Viktor Elsin, one of the many who disappeared during Stalin s terrifying regime.In taut, elegant prose, Ms Kalotay conjures the life which Nina is now forced to recall her precipitous rise to celebrity within the Bol...


  6. 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 it.In 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 , and all I can think is fine if you don t want to tell me don t The Nina, Viktor, Vera, Gersh storyline was strong enough on its own it did not need the teasing and heavy foreshadowing to make me want to keep reading I found the constant interruption of the current day storyline to be very frustrating Maybe if the Drew, Cynthia and even modern day Nina characters been developed it would have added to the overall book for me instead it just detracted from it.Also, had the whole book focused on the historical storyline it could ha...


  7. 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 ...


  8. 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 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 a...


  9. 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 author weaves three main characters lives together I found this book to be profound and, while a work of fiction, is probably very close to lives other post war Soviets lived I loved the little nuggets of ballet terminology and I thought the lot descriptions ...


  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 Russia.Likes Mystery behind Nina s weird behavior and the missing pendant kept me reading.Dislikes Descriptions were functional and usually character related I was missing the descriptions that add feeling and depth to the atmosphere Story line was not what I expected I thought it would tell us how Nina became a prima ballerina I love hard work pays off stories Instead Russian Winter focuses solely on mystery in Nina s past I felt disconnected from characters There are descriptions of jewelry before chapters I expected chapters will somehow be related to them what they represented in Nina s past or how she got them But that was not the case.The story about Nina could have been inspirational...

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