Winter Garden

n Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn t know her mother From the author of the smash hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past

Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Womens Diaries Memoirs and Documentary Prose

Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, History n nFrom September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered under one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare At least one million civilians died, many during the terribly cold first winter Bearing the brunt of this hardship and keep

The Conductor

In June 1941, Nazi troops march on Leningrad and surround it Hitler s plan is to shell, bomb, and starve the city into submission Most of the cultural elite are evacuated early in the siege, but Dmitri Shostakovich, the most famous composer in Russia, stays on to defend his city, digging ditches a

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

National Book Award winner M T Anderson delivers an account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony n nIn September 1941, Adolf Hitler s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sie

Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s

Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime s promises of future socialist abundanc