Sashenka

Sashenka

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
In early twentieth-century Russia, Sashenka Zeitlin becomes caught up in the revolutionary fervor destined to bring down the czar, as she deals with arrest and imprisonment, the bloody battles that engulf the country under Stalin, and a forbidden love affair.

Tantor Press
Winter, 1917: In St. Petersburg snow is falling, and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just eighteen years old. In the evenings, when her banker father is doing deals and her mother is partying with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka becomes Comrade Snowfox and slips into the frozen night to play her part in a game of conspiracy and seduction that will usher in a brave new Communist world. Twenty years on, and Sashenka is married to a high-up apparatchik in Stalin's government. She seems to have everything-yet all around her, her friends are being arrested and people are disappearing. Then Stalin himself comes for dinner, and Sashenka falls passionately in love, thereby setting in motion a terrifying sequence of events that will result in her having to make the most agonizing choice of all: whether to sacrifice her own life or that of those she loves most dearly.

Ingram Publishing Services
Winter, 1917: In St. Petersburg snow is falling, and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police.Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just eighteen years old. In the evenings, when her banker father is doing deals and her mother is partying with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka becomes Comrade Snowfox and slips into the frozen night to play her part in a game of conspiracy and seduction that will usher in a brave new Communist world.Twenty years on, and Sashenka is married to a high-up apparatchik in Stalin's government. She seems to have everything-yet all around her, her friends are being arrested and people are disappearing. Then Stalin himself comes for dinner, and Sashenka falls passionately in love, thereby setting in motion a terrifying sequence of events that will result in her having to make the most agonizing choice of all: whether to sacrifice her own life or that of those she loves most dearly.
In the bestselling tradition of Dr. Zhivago, Sophie's Choice, and The Island, this is an epic story of revolution, passion, and betrayal-and one woman whose extraordinary secret lies hidden for half a century.

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In early twentieth-century Russia, Sashenka Zeitlin becomes caught up in the revolutionary fervor destined to bring down the czar, as she deals with arrest and imprisonment by the czarist's secret police, the bloody battles that engulf the country under the brutal leadership of Stalin, marriage and motherhood, and a forbidden love affair. A first novel. Simultaneous.

Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.?] : Tantor Media, p2008
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9781400140077
1400140072
Branch Call Number: Fiction Sebag CD
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (20.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3.4 in
Additional Contributors: Flosnik, Anne

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Feb 08, 2012

This was a wonderfully told story. The investment of time to listen to it is well worth it. The ending ties up lots of loose ends, leaving the listener satisfied that the significance of many ot the details is explained in the end. Would like to see a movie of this one!

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