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"In present-day Boston, seventy-year-old Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business empire. A kind, passionate man, he has managed to bury the tragic memories surrounding his early life in post-Stalinist Russia with his charismatic late wife, Katya - or so he believes." "Into his life come two women: one will open up the heart Alexander has protected for so long; the other is determined to uncover the truth about what really happened to Katya all those years ago." Despite the Falling Snow journeys back to the snowbound streets of 1950s
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Overview

"In present-day Boston, seventy-year-old Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business empire. A kind, passionate man, he has managed to bury the tragic memories surrounding his early life in post-Stalinist Russia with his charismatic late wife, Katya - or so he believes." "Into his life come two women: one will open up the heart Alexander has protected for so long; the other is determined to uncover the truth about what really happened to Katya all those years ago." Despite the Falling Snow journeys back to the snowbound streets of 1950s Moscow, revealing a city of secrets and treachery, a world of true love lost and friendships betrayed. For only by confronting the past can Alexander move on to his future.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312338565
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter and film director. She recently wrote and directed the motion picture adaptation of her own first novel, The World Unseen, which was the winner of a Betty Trask Award and the Pendleton May First Novel Award. The film The World Unseen is the recipient of 23 international awards.

She is also the writer/director of the feature film I Can't Think Straight, winner of 11 awards, which is based on her novel of the same name. Despite the Falling Snow is her second novel. She lives in London with her partner Hanan and their two children.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

    Despite the Falling Snow-my review

    Shamim Sarif is an amazing writer period, and this book proves it even more. the main character, Alexander sure lives an interesting life. Shamims writing style, and the way she formulates and presents the storyline is phenomenal--i think thats why i love her writing so much. its definitely a love story, and the characters are all imperative to how the story goes along. i went into reading it not knowing what it was about, and im definitely not disappointed. you will fall in love with most of the characters, relate to some, and even learn to despise a few. im not one to support affairs or cheating of any kind, but lemme tell you, after i read the book and saw the characters that Shamim has created... only on this occasion do i support it. Shamim tells a good romantic story that shows how to love yourself, love others around you, and how to stick up for what you believe--whatever your beliefs are.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Beautifully written

    Absolutely loved it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Brilliant novel, beautifully written. I read it in one day, just

    Brilliant novel, beautifully written. I read it in one day, just couldn't out it down.

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