The Revolution of
Marina M.

Readers of Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak, and Margaret Mitchell will thrill to this narrative of women in love during the cataclysm of war.
— LIBRARY JOURNAL

Now Available

 
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New from Janet Fitch

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.

 

THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M.

 

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 through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.


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About the Author

Janet Fitch's first novel, White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, has been translated into 24 languages and was made into a feature film.

Her second novel, Paint It Black, hit bestseller lists across the country and has also been made into a film.

She lives in Los Angeles.

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Before us bloomed an image on the white page — the first line of marchers, the empty cobbled street ahead of them, their dark figures entering from the right, as if from the past. Walking onstage, their mass dividing the sheet in half. I could see history’s footprint in that moment. And I had been there.
— MARINA M.

 
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