In this sweeping, multigenerational novel, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn when the Great Depression hits for what she believes is a great job opportunity in Moscow. Once there, she becomes mired in a country she cannot leave. Post-Cold War, Florence’s son Julian makes the journey in reverse, immigrating to the States and returning to Russia—only to find out the hidden truth about his mother.
When the nights are cold, all I want to do is snuggle up with a hot bowl of soup and some historical fiction. There’s something about the howling wind outside that easily transports me back in time and makes me feel as if I’m right inside the plot. The following five novels are all perfect examples of the transportive historical fiction I crave.
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