The Secrets We Kept Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept

Author: Lara Prescott
$26.99 $33.74 2699
Out Stock
Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
Book Title
The Secrets We Kept
Author
Lara Prescott
ISBN
9780525656159
A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Lara PrescottPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 09/03/2019ISBN: 9780525656159Pages: 368Weight: 1.41lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.50dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019 pg. 34Publishers Weekly 07/01/2019Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 90Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 34Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 16Shelf Awareness 09/06/2019
A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.

The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lara Prescott
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 09/03/2019
ISBN: 9780525656159
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.41lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 07/01/2019
Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 90
Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 34
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 16
Shelf Awareness 09/06/2019
A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.

The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lara Prescott
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 09/03/2019
ISBN: 9780525656159
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.41lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 07/01/2019
Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 90
Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 34
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 16
Shelf Awareness 09/06/2019