My Mom’s Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Area
by Alina Adams
Publication Date: November 15, 2022
Historical past By way of Fiction LLC
Style: Historic Fiction
Along with his dying breath, Lena‘s father asks his household a cryptic query: “You couldn’t inform, may you?” After his passing, Lena stumbles upon the reply that modifications her life endlessly.
As her revolutionary neighbor mysteriously disappears throughout Josef Stalin’s Nice Terror purges, 18-year-old Regina suspects that she’s the Kremlin’s subsequent goal. Underneath cowl of the evening, she flees from her mother and father’ communal condo in Thirties Moscow to the twentieth century’s first Jewish state, Birobidzhan, on the border between Russia and China. As soon as there, Regina has to grapple along with her preconceived notions of socialism and Judaism whereas asking herself the everlasting query: What can we owe one another? How can we greatest assist each other? Whereas she contends with these queries and struggles to assist Birobidzhan set up itself, love and battle are on the horizon.
New York Occasions Bestselling writer Alina Adams attracts on her personal experiences as a Jewish refugee from Odessa, USSR as she offers readers a uncommon glimpse into the world’s first Jewish Autonomous Area. My Mom’s Secret is rooted in detailed analysis about a bit identified chapter of Soviet and Jewish historical past whereas exploring common themes of identification, love, loss, battle, and parenthood. Readers can count on a whirlwind journey as Regina finds herself and her braveness inside one of many century’s most tumultuous eras.
In regards to the Writer
Alina Adams is the NYT-bestselling writer of soap-opera tie-ins, figure-skating mysteries, and romance novels. Born in Odessa, USSR, Adams immigrated to the US at age seven and discovered to talk English by watching American Cleaning soap Operas. After receiving her B.A. and M.A. in broadcast communications at San Francisco State College, Adams labored in tv as a author and researcher. Years later she penned the As The World Turns ebook tie-in, Oakdale Confidential, which grew to become a New York Occasions bestseller. Adams continued writing and is now a prolific and progressive author who has authored greater than a dozen books, each fiction and nonfiction. Her newest launch, The Nesting Dolls, is a Soviet-Jewish historic novel revealed by HarperCollins in July 2020. Her upcoming novel, My Mom’s Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Area, a follow-up to her earlier historic novel, is about for launch in November 2022. Adams lives in New York Metropolis along with her husband and their three youngsters.
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