• "An elegant, compelling puzzle of family, memory and solitude that brings to life modern day Boston and postwar Russia through a profound love story. Graceful, moving and unexpected"

    Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club
  • "A tender and moving debut novel"

    Candis Magazine
  • "An impressive debut: intelligent, moving, and flitting easily between the artistic salons of Soviet Russia and the Boston of today"

  • "A memorable love story cleverly disguised as historical fiction"

    Red Magazine
  • "Part romance, part mystery, this elegant debut captures the danger - and refuge - of love in Stalin's era"

    Good Housekeeping