The Madonnas of Leningrad

by Debra Dean | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmeganhwing of Preston, Victoria Australia on 8/13/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Not sure where I got this book, but read it some time ago. An interesting, and well written book about a woman who rescues the art from the Hermitage during the Second World War. The story weaves backwards and forwards between the past and the present as Marina loses her memory of the present and begins once again living in the past.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmeganhwing at 2019 Bookcrossing unConvention in Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island Australia on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (10/20/2019 UTC) at 2019 Bookcrossing unConvention in Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Picked up at the Norfolk Island Uncon.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, December 22, 2019
Really enjoyed this book. It is both a fascinating glimpse into conditions during the Siege of Leningrad, and the moving story of a woman slowly being lost to dementia.

Journal Entry 5 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, March 21, 2020
I guess I got this book from Futurecat during one of their visits but I dont actually remember.

I haven't read much (if anything) about the siege of Leningrad, especially from a civilians point of view, but we did study Operation Barbarossa when I was at high school so I have a bit of background knowledge.

The split between past and present worked really well in this book, although I would have liked to hear more about how Marina came to be in Germany at the end of the war.

A very moving story!

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