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Free The Secrets We Kept kindle ´ eBook Ý ❰Reading❯ ➹ The Secrets We Kept: A novel Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKA thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies of love and duty and of sacrifice inspireINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKA 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 ZhivagoAt 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 Pasternaks 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 Sallys tutelage uickly 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 Zhivagos heroine Lara with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk From Pasternaks country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag from Washington DC to Paris and MilanThe 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 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

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKA 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 ZhivagoAt 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 Pasternaks 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 Sallys tutelage uickly 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 Zhivagos heroine Lara with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk From Pasternaks country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag from Washington DC to Paris and MilanThe 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 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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The Secrets We Kept A novelINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKA 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 ZhivagoAt 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 Pasternaks 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 Sallys tutelage uickly 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 Zhivagos heroine Lara with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk From Pasternaks country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag from Washington DC to Paris and MilanThe 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 Very boring book I read constantly and I haven’t put a book down than this book I’m on page 250 and I am determined to finish it but it’s difficult when the book is not interesting