by Shirley Riell Brown


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Anna by Shirley Riell Brown

Anna is an epic novel that carries the reader, along with the heroine, through some of the 20th century's most tumultuous and dramatic times and places.

The relative tranquility of a small shtetl (village or area of a village where Jews were allowed to live in Russia) was shattered by a devastating pogrom led by the Czar's elite soldiers, the Cossacks. Two young girls' lives are dramatically and definitively changed forever: Anna, the youngest daughter of an educated Jewish family and Petrovena, a village peasant girl; and both by an unusual Cossack Officer, Nicholai Kollenoff. While Anna is completely a work of fiction, actual events and people are part of the book, and of course, pogroms were a very real part of Russian Jewish life. This epic novel takes the reader on a journey with Anna, Petrovena, and Nicholai through some of the most important events of the first half of the 20th century including two world wars and the Russian Revolution. It is populated with unusual characters, some of which the reader will love while others will be hated. Action moves from Russia to France and the United States with interesting twists and turns that will keep the readers' interest alive until the last word.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595129287
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2000
Pages: 612
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.36(d)

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