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The Secrets We Kept

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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
Sep 03, 2019 | 368 Pages
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The Secrets We Kept is simply sensational. Two gripping narratives unfold in the pressure cooker of the Cold War: passionate, courageous Olga who stands in the shadow of Soviet author Boris Pasternak yet inspires him to write a heroine for the ages, and the cynical, equally-overshadowed women of the CIA who help bring Pasternak’s masterpiece Dr. Zhivago to bear as a weapon against Soviet oppression. From the gulags of the USSR to the cherry blossom trees of Washington DC, the story grips and refuses to let go. Lara Prescott is a star in the making.” 
Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network

“Through lucid images and vibrant storytelling, Prescott creates an edgy postfeminist vision of the Cold War, encompassing Sputnik to glasnost, typing pool to gulag, for a smart, lively page-turner. This debut shines as spy story, publication thriller, and historical romance with a twist.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Delightful… An intriguing and little-known chapter of literary history is brought to life with brio.”

“Epic in scope, deliciously meaty, and utterly convincing.”
—Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

“Stylish, thrilling, smart, vivid.”
—Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories
“Provocative, haunting and a damn good read.”
—H.W. Brands, author of The First American
“A first-rate novel, and it signals the arrival of a major new writer.”
—Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This
“One of the most unique and devastating novels [I have] read in years.”
—Deb Olin Unferth, author of Minor Robberies

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