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Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago | Anna Pasternak
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The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskayathe true tragedy behind the timeless classic When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternakwhose novel-in-progress, Doctor Zhivago, was suspected of being anti-Soviethe persecuted Boriss mistress, typist, and literary muse, Olga Ivinskaya. Boriss affair with Olga devastated the straitlaced Pasternaks, and they were keen to disavow Olgas role in Boriss writing process. Twice Olga was sentenced to work in Siberian labor camps, where she was interrogated about the book Boris was writing, but she refused to betray the man she loved. When Olga was released from the gulags, she assumed that Boris would leave his wife for her but, trapped by his familys expectations and his own weak will, he never did. Drawing on previously neglected family sources and original interviews, Anna Pasternak explores this hidden act of moral compromise by her great-uncle, and restores to history the passionate affair that inspired and animated Doctor Zhivago. Devastated that Olga suffered on his behalf and frustrated that he could not match her loyalty to him, Boris instead channeled his thwarted passion for Olga into the love story in Doctor Zhivago. Filled with the rich detail of Boriss secret life, Lara unearths a moving love story of courage, loyalty, suffering, drama, and loss, and casts a new light on the legacy of Doctor Zhivago.
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EadieB
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Day 17 - #Inspiration #SelfImprovementSept

A heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya. A true tragedy behind the timeless classic. A harrowing look at how the Russian government has treated
dissidents. Rich detail of Boris‘s secret life. Lara unearths a moving love story of courage, loyalty, suffering, drama, and loss, and casts a new light on the legacy of Doctor Zhivago.

LapReader Gorgeous cover. 3mo
EadieB @LapReader I can use it for my:

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

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How about you? Care to join? Post covers that you love for 7 days with no explanation. Tag someone new each day.

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Librarybelle This one sounds good 3mo
EadieB @Librarybelle I want to read it too! 3mo
gradcat Lovely cover and an absolutely great movie! 👍♥️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds interesting!! 📚 3mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sure it is! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty cover! 3mo
Andrew65 This looks great! 😊 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 3mo
Nute It would be interesting to know the story behind the story! 2mo
EadieB @Nute I agree! 2mo
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I put up a full review for this book on goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2141769285

@shawnmooney I think you might like this one.

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quirkyreader
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I blame getting this one on @shawnmooney . I went to my local to find "The Zhivago Affair". My local doesn't have it, but can get an inter-loan from the Michigan State University library. But this one popped up. So I will be reading another book about Olga.

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BooksGirlsCats
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#TBRtemptation I found this AWESOME sounding book in McNally Jackson today. The love story that inspired Dr. Zhivage.
Dr. Zhivago is one of my all time favourite books and films, so I have to have this!

#TBR

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As seen in the "O" magazine Reading Room. I love Doctor Zhivago. Any other fans out there? Beautiful picture.

BookishTrish I am!!! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @BookishTrish I saw the movie when I was 7 and read the book when I was 11. Still one of my favorites, especially his poetry! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @BookishTrish Thanks! I just added that!❤ 3y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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After a celebratory dinner with The Hubby, I wandered into the bookstore to see if there's anything I HAD to have. And I found this.... I'm named after this character. #freakedout #socool #characters #story #names #momlife #writinglife #books #read #amreading #bubbly #celebrate