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  1. says:

    35 starsInteresting novel I learned a lot about the connection between Paris and white Russians in the 1920's and 30's I like how the author took historical events and created a fictional story based around them

  2. says:

    I discovered this book in the library when I had just finished Smiley's People which had bits about Russian emigres and I was pining for a similar book because my library didn't have ANY Le Carre novels and I had waited weeks to order even Smiley's People from inter library loan I thought of re reading Berberova'

  3. says:

    The reason I wanted to read The White Russian is because I enjoyed reading Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora

  4. says:

    First of all I don't like romance novels Second of all I don't particularly enjoy historical fiction Third of all this book was both The writing was confusing switching between first person and third person The characters weren't well

  5. says:

    Thirties Paris with Russian immigrants looking for a better life and love

  6. says:

    Despite the inclusion of some very real people focus was on the fictional characters and they were unfortunately tedious and 2 dimensional I was especially disappointed in the love story as it seemed to come out o

  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book so much but I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would It has all the makings of a good book coming of age conflict love and Paris It wasn't engaging I am however considering reading some of her other novels

  8. says:

    I've been terrible about posting books Now that we're all home I will catch up for this yearThe White Russian was a sale book at barnesandnoble The cover spoke to me so I was in #vanorabennett 's story of exiled Russians in Paris started as a simple young woman being rebellious story And then it got super inter

  9. says:

    This satisfied my criteria for a perfect beach read 1 immersive story; 2 well written; and 3 believable likable characters The setting the micro world of White Russians in Paris adds to the romance and color of the novel Evie our pr

  10. says:

    This book gave good insight into the conflict between the Whites and the Reds in Paris during the 1930's While it started out strong it petered out uickly Evie's grandmother has been estranged from her family Evie decides to go to Paris and get to know her Immediately upon her arrival the Grandmother dies The Grandmother Constance has left a piece of paper instructing Evie to find a person This results in a dull searc

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The White Russian

S it seemsWith Jean a liberal Russian writer by her side Evie finally seems to have found the passion and excitement she's yearned for But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya or the heartbreak of her grandmother's pa. I wanted to like this book so much but I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would It has all the makings of a good book coming of age conflict love and Paris It wasn t engaging I am however considering reading some of her other novels

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Evie a rebellious young American leaves New York in search of art and adventure in jazz age Paris where her grandmother lives But on arrival her grandmother’s sudden death leaves Evie compelled to carry out her dying wish to find a man from her past. I discovered this book in the library when I had just finished Smiley s People which had bits about Russian emigres and I was pining for a similar book because my library didn t have ANY Le Carre novels and I had waited weeks to order even Smiley s People from inter library loan I thought of re reading Berberova s The Italics Are Mine which would have filled that yen but I wasn t ready for that yet ANYWAY this book filled that yen it has everything you could want in a Paris Russian emigre type book with cafes and vodka and mysteries and murder and people being kidnapped and forcibly taken back to the Motherland by the NKVD and everything All goodBUTI kept feeling as if the author was too modern in her writing and not immersed enough in the era I don t mean that she had to write Swell or You re elected with 1930s American jargon but just the psychological studies just seemed too modern I kept expecting that the White Russian of the title was going to appear with his Sony Walkman if not check his Facebook I dunno It s hard to describe the feeling that someone is just too modern in their rendering of a story that is in the past It s harder to do than you might think There s a bit of over the top melodrama with the White Russian s adopted son or whatever but it s a novel about Russian emigres in Paris what else I loved some of the characters who were very life like such as her grandmother s friend the gypsy torch singer There were a lot of little realistic touches I still think this writer needs to read a long book Berberova would do or hang out in Russia for longer and then try again

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Called ZhenyaThe uest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris With the world on the brink of war she becomes embroiled in murder plots conspiracies and illicit love affairs as White faces Red Russian and nothing is a. First of all I don t like romance novels Second of all I don t particularly enjoy historical fiction Third of all this book was both The writing was confusing switching between first person and third person The characters weren t well rounded The good part about this novel was the setting descriptions A for that Vanora Bennett If you don t read a book just for the setting descriptions do not read this book

  • Paperback
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  • The White Russian
  • Vanora Bennett
  • en
  • 14 March 2017
  • 9781443438667

About the Author: Vanora Bennett

I became a journalist almost by accident Having learned Russian and been hired after university by Reuters to my own surprise and the slight dismay of traditionally minded editors who weren’t sure a Guardian reading blonde female would be tough enough for the job I was then catapulted into the adrenaline charged realm of conflict reporting While on a trainee assignment in Paris I fell in wit