The Memory Keeper of Kyiv (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
590
Utgivningsdatum
2022-05-16
Upplaga
Large type / large print ed
Förlag
Boldwood Books Ltd
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
234 x 156 x 37 mm
Vikt
735 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
399:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Groundwood w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781804157602

The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

A powerful, important historical novel

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-05-16
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"A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraines tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken. Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalins activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimagines their story. In 1929, Katya is 16 years old, surrounded by family and in love with the boy next door. When Stalins activists arrive in her village, its just a few, a little pressure to join the collective. But soon neighbors disappear, those who speak out are never seen again and every new day is uncertain. Resistance has a price, and as desperate hunger grips the countryside, survival seems more a dream than a possibility. But, even in the darkest times, love beckons. Seventy years later, a young widow discovers her grandmothers journal, one that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her familys haunted past. This is a story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor. May we never forget, lest history repeat itself.Winner of the She Reads Best Historical Fiction of 2022 Award Winner of the Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award "A compelling and intimate story of love and survival. Harrowing and haunting . . . yet, at the same time, it is sensitive, beautiful and inspiring. Everybody should read this story, especially now. I cannot recommend it highly enough." Christy Lefteri, author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo ** "A stunning portrait of Ukraine and its people, of strength, of endurance, of the fight for survival during the forced famine, the Holodomor, but also a tender story of Katya, a grandmother whose hidden history holds the power to guide her granddaughter through the darkness of loss and grief, toward life and a limitless future. A remarkable read not to be missed." Lisa Wingate, author of *Before We Were Yours ** "This beautifully written snapshot of Ukraines history is both timely and heart-rending, sensitively bringing to life the culture of a nation devastated by an enemy invader. How shocking it is that its a history thats being repeated today. And how important a reminder that where theres life, theres hope." Fiona Valpy, author of The Dressmakers Gift** ** Emotionally riveting and honest . . . simultaneously shines an unflinching light on historical atrocities while it celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. You wont soon forget this stunning debut. Paulette Kennedy, author of Parting the Veil ** The Memory Keeper of Kyiv is a meticulously researched novel . . . depicting a country whose people managed to dig deep enough to find the strength, determination and heart to survive." Deborah Carr, author of An Island at War ** Breathtaking. Devastating. Erin Litteken's The Memory Keeper of Kyiv chronicles a defining but forgotten moment of Ukrainian history. Amanda McCrina, author of The Silent Unseen **
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Erin Litteken is a debut novelist with a degree in history and a passion for research. At a young age, she was enthralled by stories of her familys harrowing experiences in Ukraine before, during and after World War II. She lives in Illinois, USA with her husband and children.