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ePub ë mobi The Secrets We Kept í Free ¾ [Reading] ➷ The Secrets We Kept: A novel Author Lara Prescott – Eyltransferservices.co.uk INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE WASHINGTON POST NPR ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS SINSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE WASHINGTON POST NPR ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS ST LOUIS POST DISPATCHLIBRARY JOURNAL THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARYAt 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 Pasternaks 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 Sallys tutelage Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documentsand discovers deeply buried truths about herself The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love storythe decades long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse Olga Ivinskaya who inspired Zhivagos heroine Larawith 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 worldPrescott combines Mad Menesue period style with a spy story worthy of John le Carr Entertainment WeeklyEnthralling This is the rare page turner with prose thats as wily as its plot VogueA gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel The New York Times At the height of the Cold War the CIA publishes Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago in Russian and smuggles the copies behind the Iron Curtain to embarrass the Soviet leadership It's a great story filled with colorful characters intrigue suspense and literary valuesBut it's been told before in Peter Finn and Petra Couvée's The Zhivago Affair among other places and better There are memoirs and accounts from many of the participants This fictionalization is a less compelling story than the truthThe author's main interest does not seem to be the plot Rather she attempts to recreate an historical era with emphasis on sexism The important characters are all women mostly fictional concerned with love sex straight and lesbian clothes and personal relations than either literature or politicsMy issue here is the author does not understand the era She transplants 21st ideas of sexism into the 1950s Women of that era did not graduate college only to be shocked at being offered jobs as typists while less intelligent college graduate men were put on executive paths The women and everyone else knew long before college that women's choices were marriage and family low paid work or fighting hard against steep odds for professional careers Moreover the women involved did not differ from their male bosses only by sex the author is comparing middle class and poor women from average colleges to wealthy Ivy League males with strong connections The class differences mattered as well as sexContemporary works like Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt which has some similarities to this novel paint a far different and accurate picture of the lives of women and lesbians in the 1950s that book also ranks much higher on literary grounds You can also learn from the Zhivago affair books written by participantsFinally the book fails as a thriller The only real tension concerns Soviet government abuse of Pasternak's mistress and it is not sustained The gulag scenes are wrenching but have been done much better elsewhere The plotting is not taut and the action scenes are clumsyThe best way to view this book is as a reasonably well written attempt to use historical events to illustrate 21st century ideas about women sex and power If it had been complete fiction or if it recounted obscure events I might have given it three stars for a decent story and good writing But since it relies mainly on the interest of the historical story and it doesn't do that story justice and it fails to evoke the reality of the era I decided on two stars

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE WASHINGTON POST NPR ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS ST LOUIS POST DISPATCHLIBRARY JOURNAL THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARYAt 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 Pasternaks 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 Sallys tutelage Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documentsand discovers deeply buried truths about herself The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love storythe decades long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse Olga Ivinskaya who inspired Zhivagos heroine Larawith 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 worldPrescott combines Mad Menesue period style with a spy story worthy of John le Carr Entertainment WeeklyEnthralling This is the rare page turner with prose thats as wily as its plot VogueA gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel The New York Times This was a different perspective on the old story Doctor Zhivago It traces the writer and his mistress as well as the beginnings of the CIA and their involvement with getting Zhivago published around the world and in the USSR Soviet doctrine at the time was severe and did not support his kind of story At first the perspectives from different groups and people is hard to follow but eventually you really start to identify with the characters This book also delves into LGBT issues during the late 50s

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The Secrets We Kept A novelINSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE WASHINGTON POST NPR ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS ST LOUIS POST DISPATCHLIBRARY JOURNAL THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARYAt 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 Pasternaks 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 Sallys tutelage Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documentsand discovers deeply buried truths about herself The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love storythe decades long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse Olga Ivinskaya who inspired Zhivagos heroine Larawith 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 worldPrescott combines Mad Menesue period style with a spy story worthy of John le Carr Entertainment WeeklyEnthralling This is the rare page turner with prose thats as wily as its plot VogueA gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel The New York Times In its characters and settings The ending tied a small portion of the book together leaving many characters and situations lost in the past possibly hanging somewhere waiting to be freepersistence will get you to the end