A modern retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, anyone?
I'm always pulled in by melodramatic self-involved tragic heroines. It must go back to my obsession with Scarlett O'Hara as a child. In any case, I purchased this book during our emergency trip back to the States, and then I devoured it in about a day.
I actually read the Tolstoy classic years ago, but was often bewildered by the storyline as Russians use different names for themselves and others according to their relationship. I was always a bit confused. Who was talking to whom just now? Wait, is that her lover or her brother? When did that character get introduced? There was lots of shuffling pages back and forth...
Not so with this updated version, which takes place in NYC and features lots of sultry black dresses and descriptions of pierogies and sour cherry dumplings... have I convinced you that you need to read it? If not, here's a short review of the book on NPR, which motivated me to go buy it- a rare splurge as I vowed a while back to be earth friendly and utilize the library instead.
All the more reason to pass it on! I'd love to share it with one of you! I'll send it to you wherever you are in the world.
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