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Albright Memorial Library FICTION DEAN (Text) 50686013094144 Stacks Available -
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library FICTION DEAN (Text) 50686013098897 Main Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780060825300 :
  • ISBN: 0060825308 :
  • Physical Description: 231 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2006.

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Her granddaughter's wedding should be a time of happiness for Marina Buriakov. But the Russian emigre's descent into Alzheimer's has her and her family experiencing more anxiety than joy. As the details of her present-day life slip mysteriously away, Marina's recollections of her early years as a docent at the State Hermitage Museum become increasingly vivid. When Leningrad came under siege at the beginning of World War II, museum workers--whose families were provided shelter in the building's basement--stowed away countless treasures, leaving the painting's frames in place as a hopeful symbol of their ultimate return.
Subject: Saint Petersburg (Russia) > History > Siege, 1941-1944 > Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age > Fiction.
Russian Americans > Fiction.
Older women > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
War stories.
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