Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316510066


Chimes of a Lost Cathedral Book Description :

A young Russian woman comes into her own in the midst of revolution and civil war in this "brilliant" novel set in "a world of furious beauty" (Los Angeles Review of Books). After the loves and betrayals of The Revolution of Marina M., young poet Marina Makarova finds herself alone amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War -- pregnant and adrift, forced to rely on her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the birth of her child and eventually make her way back to her native city, Petrograd. After two years of revolution, the city that was once St. Petersburg is almost unrecognizable, the haunted, half-emptied, starving Capital of Once Had Been, its streets teeming with homeless children. Moved by their plight, though hardly better off h...

The Revolution of Marina M
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Revolution of Marina M


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316125772


The Revolution of Marina M Book Description :

From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living ...

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316528846


Chimes of a Lost Cathedral Book Description :

The story of The Revolution of Marina M. continues in bestselling author Janet Fitch's sweeping epic about a young woman's coming into her own against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War-pregnant and adrift in the Russian countryside, forced onto her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the birth of her child. She finds new strength and self-reliance to fortify her in her sojourn, and to prepare her for the hardships and dilemmas still to come. When she finally returns to Petrograd, the city almost unrecognizable after two years of revolution, the haunted, half-emptied, starving Capital of On...

White Oleander
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings

White Oleander


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759568174


White Oleander Book Description :

The unforgettable story of a young woman's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes on her journey to redemption. Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet who wields her luminous beauty to intimidate and manipulate men. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery - but their idyll is shattered when Astrid's mother falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, Ingrid murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison. White Oleander is the unforgettable story of Astrid's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place for herself in impossible circumstances. Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be ...

Paint It Black
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Paint It Black


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 075956812X


Paint It Black Book Description :

"A dark, crooked beauty that fulfills all the promise of White Oleander and confirms that Janet Fitch is an artist of the very highest order." --Los Angeles Times Book Review Josie Tyrell, art model, runaway, and denizen of LA's rock scene finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday, a Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist. But when she receives a call from the coroner, asking her to identify her lover's body, her bright dreams all turn to black. As Josie struggles to understand Michael's death and to hold onto the world they shared, she is both attracted to and repelled by his pianist mother, Meredith, who blames Josie for her son's torment. Soon the two women are drawn into a twisted relationship that reflects equal parts distrust and ...

Beatrice and Benedick
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Beatrice and Benedick


  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466888982


Beatrice and Benedick Book Description :

Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous love affair that ended bitterly. But how did they meet? Why did they part? And what brought them together again? When nineteen-year-old Beatrice is brought to live at her uncle's court in Sicily to be a companion to his daughter, she first meets Benedick, a young soldier who is there with a Spanish lord on a month-long sojourn. As they begin to wage their war of wit, their words mask their deep love for one another. But the pair are cruelly parted by misunderstanding and slander. Heartbroken, Benedick sails to England on the ill-fated Spanish Armada. Beatrice retu...

The Daughter of Siena
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Daughter of Siena


  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429968729


The Daughter of Siena Book Description :

Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena.... It's 1729, and the Palio, a white-knuckle horse race, is soon to be held in the heart of the peerless Tuscan city of Siena. But the beauty and pageantry masks the deadly rivalry that exists among the city's districts. Each ward, represented by an animal symbol, puts forth a rider to claim the winner's banner, but the contest turns citizens into tribes and men into beasts—and beautiful, headstrong, young Pia Tolomei is in love with a rider of an opposing ward, an outsider who threatens the shaky balance of intrigue and influence that rules the land....

The Botticelli Secret
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The Botticelli Secret


  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2010-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429928809


The Botticelli Secret Book Description :

In this exhilarating cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Birth of Venus, an irrepressible young woman in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after stumbling upon a deadly secret when she serves as a model for Botticelli... When part-time model and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra is asked by one of her most exalted clients to pose for a painter friend, she doesn't mind serving as the model for the central figure of Flora in Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece "Primavera." But when the artist dismisses her without payment, Luciana impulsively steals an unfinished version of the painting--only to find that somone is ready to kill her to get it back. What could possibly be so valuable about the picture? As friends and clients are slaughtered aro...

The Good People
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Good People


  • Author : Hannah Kent
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316243933


The Good People Book Description :

From the author of Burial Rites, "a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy."-Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Micheal, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nora just as rumors begin to spread that Micheal is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help ...

The Heretic s Daughter
Score: 4
From 127 Ratings

The Heretic s Daughter


  • Author : Kathleen Kent
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316039675


The Heretic s Daughter Book Description :

A woman condemned by the truth. Her daughter saved by a lie. Salem, 1752. Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter that reveals the secret she has closely guarded for six decades: how she survived the Salem Witch Trials when her mother did not. Sarah's story begins more than a year before the trials, when she and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, the hysteria escalates--until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier. In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy--a lie th...