Lenjingradske madone Debra Dean

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Lenjingradske madone  by  Debra Dean

Lenjingradske madone by Debra Dean
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Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marinas grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown childrens lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild—yetMore Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marinas grip on the everyday.

An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown childrens lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild—yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her minds eye.Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German armys approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city. As the people braved starvation, bitter cold, and a relentless German onslaught, Marina joined other staff members in removing the museums priceless masterpieces for safekeeping, leaving the frames hanging empty on the walls to symbolize the artworks eventual return.

As the Luftwaffes bombs pounded the proud, stricken city, Marina built a personal Hermitage in her mind—a refuge that would stay buried deep within her, until she needed it once more. . . .



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