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Russka (original 1991; edition 1991)

by Edward Rutherfurd

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Title:Russka
Authors:Edward Rutherfurd
Info:Crown (1991), Edition: 1st ed, Hardcover
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Tags:box 29, fiction, historical fiction, novel, saga

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Russka by Edward Rutherfurd (1991)

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I just finished a wonderful trip back into time -- The settings, the people, even the smells of Russia came alive. When will this author write more? ( )
  maryreinert | Aug 16, 2013 |
Not a review exactly! I found this a very heavy read with unpronouncable names and places! Not for me I am afraid I must be one of the faint hearted sara.edens mentions!! ( )
  Glorybe1 | May 19, 2013 |
Read many years ago, to write a review, I'll re-read first.
  BoekenTrol71 | Apr 7, 2013 |
Russka by Edward Rutherford is an amazing read, but not for the faint of heart. Rutherford has spent a great deal of research an inclusion of historical detail in his work of fiction. His attention to detail and character development adds to the history he brings to life. In studying the history of Russia, reading this book added a new dimension. It gave a 'voice' to the historical personalities that are so important for the understanding of the history student.

Rutherford gives life and love to the characters he sets to paper. His development of plot carried through many generations gives the reader a fairly full picture.

If you want a quick read, this book isn't it. If you want a good read, don't miss this book. ( )
  sara.edens | Apr 16, 2012 |
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This book is respectfully dedicated
to those now rebuilding the monastic
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804109729, Mass Market Paperback)

"Impressive."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Spanning 1800 years of Russia's history, people, poltics, and culture, Edward Rurtherford, author of the phenomenally successful SARUM: THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND, tells a grand saga that is as multifaceted as Russia itself. Here is a story of a great civilization made human, played out through the lives of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of their land.
"Rutherford's RUSSKA succeeds....[He] can take his place among an elite cadre of chroniclers such as Harold Lamb, Maurice Hindus and Henri Troyat."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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Story of four families covering 1800 years of Russian history.

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