Book List:14 titles
  • A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet eraIn Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more inte...


  • The fascinating story of a young Russian filmmaker's attempts to portray Catherine the Great, before and after the collapse of the Soviet UnionCatherine the Great's life seems to have been made for the cinema―her rise to power; her reportedly count...


  • A deeply moving meditation on memory, history, love, and art by the author of Dreams of My Russian SummersIn The Life of an Unknown Man, Andreï Makine explores what truly matters in life through the prism of Russia's past and present.Shutov, a disen...



  • A moving, utterly captivating love story: Romeo and Juliet as if told by Chekhov or Dostoevsky. In a remote Russian village a woman waits, as she has waited for almost three decades, for the man she loves to return. Near the end of World War II, nine...


  • Love for another person. Love for humanity as a whole. Are the two compatible or mutually exclusive? In his most ambitious novel since Dreams of My Russian Summers, Andreï Makine takes us into the heart of Africa. His hero is Elias Almeida, a black ...


  • Haunted by a dark childhood, a former war orphan and Russian exile in France searches for information about his heritage, which may be linked to French fighter pilot Jacques Dorme, an escaped POW who fell in love with a nurse in Stalingrad and lost h...


  • May 24, 1941: Alexeï Berg, a classical pianist, is set to perform his first solo concert in Moscow. But just before his début, his parents -- his father a renowned playwright, and his mother a famed opera singer -- are exposed for their political i...







  • In a snowbound railway station deep in the Soviet Union, a stranded passenger comes across an old man playing the piano in the dark, silent tears rolling down his cheeks. Once on the train to Moscow he begins to tell his story: a tale of loss, love a...


  • A nameless, orphaned Russian army doctor is the narrator of Requiem for a Lost Empire, an epic novel that traces three generations of a Russian family through the turbulent political struggles of the twentieth century. Spanning eight decades --from ...


  • Olga Arbyelina--a rumored Russian princess, refugee from the Bolsheviks, and abandoned wife--is found half-naked on the riverbank, next to the body of a man who mysteriously drowned, in a new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Dreams of My R...


  • A fascination with romantic movies leads three teenagers growing up in a small Soviet village in the 1970s to follow their dreams all the way to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach. By the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers. Reprint....


  • Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast and winner of both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis, France's top literary prizes, the national bestseller Dreams of My Russian Summers traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic ...