The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept

By Lara Prescott

  • Release Date - Published: 2019-09-03
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Lara Prescott
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 944 Ratings)

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A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.

The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.

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Posted Reviews

  • Dissapointing

    By Barryf73
    This could have been soooo much better
  • Good read

    By futuremrsvv
    Good read
  • Great read

    By Eating good
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book - never realized there was a story of the story.
  • Captivating

    By asapr212
    When I get to read something based on a time and place in history that I know little about, yet I feel at the end I know the people populating the story, to me that is the best intersection. Thank you Lara, and Lara.
  • Riveting Historical Fiction

    By schmidthk
    This book kept me up way past my bedtime, I could not put in down. Set in the primarily in the ’60’s but so many of themes are relevant to today’s world.
  • Faded at end ....

    By A-Train35
    But otherwise pretty good character development and unique story line, which is hard to come by in fiction these days ....

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