The Revolution of Marina M.

The Revolution of Marina M From the mega bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution as seen through the eyes of one young womanSt Petersburg New

  • Title: The Revolution of Marina M.
  • Author: Janet Fitch
  • ISBN: 0316022071
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the mega bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young womanSt Petersburg, New Year s Eve, 1916 Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of From the mega bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young womanSt Petersburg, New Year s Eve, 1916 Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina s own coming of age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman s journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 816 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Back Bay Books first published November 7th 2017 More Details ISBN 0316022071 ISBN13 9780316022071 Series The Revolution of Marina M 1 Other Editions 12 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what yo

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    • Janet Fitch

      Janet Fitch was born in Los Angeles, a third generation native, and grew up in a family of voracious readers As an undergraduate at Reed College, Fitch had decided to become an historian, attracted to its powerful narratives, the scope of events, the colossal personalities, and the potency and breadth of its themes But when she won a student exchange to Keele University in England, where her pas Janet Fitch was born in Los Angeles, a third generation native, and grew up in a family of voracious readers As an undergraduate at Reed College, Fitch had decided to become an historian, attracted to its powerful narratives, the scope of events, the colossal personalities, and the potency and breadth of its themes But when she won a student exchange to Keele University in England, where her passion for Russian history led her, she awoke in the middle of the night on her twenty first birthday with the revelation she wanted to write fiction I wanted to Live, not spend my life in a library Of course, my conception of being a writer was to wear a cape and have Adventures She has acquired a couple of capes since then, and a few adventures And books Her current novel, THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M paints a portrait of a young poet coming of age during the Russian Revolution Her next book, the completion of Marina s story, CHIMES OF A LOST CATHEDRAL will appear in July 2019 Her last novel PAINT IT BLACK was just made into a feature film, available on NETFLIX

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    • This is where I ve been for the last decade working on one novel, The Revolution of Marina M. If you know me from my first two books, White Oleander and Paint It Black, both set in my home town of Los Angeles, you might be surprised to see a book set during the Russian Revolution But as Toni Morrison once advised writers If there s a book that you want to read, but it hasn t been written yet, then you must write it I m one of those people Elif Batuman described in her book < [...]


    • NOW AVAILABLE MIDNIGHT, NEW YEAR S EVE, three young witches gathered in the city that was once St Petersburg Though that silver sound, Petersburg, had been erased, and how oddly the new one struck our ears Petrograd. A sound like bronze Like horseshoes on stone, hammer on anvil, thunder in the name Petrograd. No longer Petersburg of the bells and water, that city of mirrors, of transparent twilights, Tchaikovsky ballets, and Pushkin s genius Its name had been changed [...]


    • At first I saw nothing Then, way up at the end of Nevsky, a black dot appeared A bit of red As I watched the dot grew into a bobbing mass, adorned with small smears of scarlet Now a noise, faint, like the whispering of waves on a pebbly beach, a low gravelly chatter, arose and soon echoed off the buildings and rolled down the boulevard The marchers were chanting but we weren t close enough to hear the words Varvara squeezed my arm I squeezed back We felt the shimmering possibility that t At firs [...]


    • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m grateful to BOTM for sending me an ARC of this book I have to say, I feel like the only person in the world who didn t fall head over heels for this novel I loved White Oleander, and I fully expected the same clarity of voice, the same forward drive of the story as Fitch displayed in her seminal work Unfortunately, all of that was completely lacking for me I found the story rambled from chapter to chapter, and wh [...]


    • So soon after reading The Heart s Invisible Furies by John Boyne I really didn t see myself being able to sit down and ingest another long and emotionally charged saga a girl needs to recharge between such books, they are awesome but mentally and physically draining But the book gods sometimes throw two such books at you so close together and of course I just couldn t help myself, who needs sleep and tissues are on sale since it s Winter, so I m covered I love everything Russian well at lea So s [...]


    • End of Book 1 I only just now realized that this epic story is not the end of our journey together with Marina M I m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but for now let s just focus on this the first book The Revolution of Marina M is the story of Marina growing up in Russia and going through her own revolution parallelled to the Russian revolution of 1917 Marina is a dynamic character who starts out as a giggly, studious and passionate girl growing up in the aristocracy of Petrogr End of B [...]


    • Oof I love Janet Fitch so this is a hard review to write but this book was painfully dull I started with high hopes Marina is a very likable character and the Russian revolution is a vibrant and electric setting for a coming of age story The beginning of the novel was well done, with our young heroine naively living the good life, sharing her expectations for her future, engaging in a youthful love affair, dreaming of a fancy life with her friends And then everything goes to shit, literally Oof [...]


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