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The Secrets We Kept (Paperback)

| PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE USA | 6/30/2020

ISBN-10 : 0525566104   ISBN-13 : 9780525566106   List Price : $16.95

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Overview

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST &; NPR &; ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY &; THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS &; ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH &; LIBRARY JOURNAL &; THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

At the height of the Cold War, Irina, a young Russian-American secretary, is plucked from the CIA typing pool and given the assignment of a lifetime. Her mission: to help smuggle Doctor Zhivago into the USSR, where it is banned, and enable Boris Pasternak&;s magnum opus to make its way into print around the world. Mentoring Irina is the glamorous Sally Forrester: a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit, using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Under Sally&;s tutelage, Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documents&;and discovers deeply buried truths about herself. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story&;the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who inspired Zhivago&;s heroine, Lara&;with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. Told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail, this is an unforgettable debut: a celebration of the powerful belief that a work of art can change the world. 

&;Prescott combines Mad Men&;esque period style with a spy story worthy of John le Carré.&; &;Entertainment Weekly

&;Enthralling. . . . This is the rare page-turner with prose that&;s as wily as its plot.&; &;Vogue

&;A gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel.&; &;The New York Times

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0525566104
  • ISBN-13: 9780525566106
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 368
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