The Summer Guest
A NovelBook - 2016
A novel inspired by historical events, in which a diary weaves together the lives of three women: a dying Ukranian doctor who befriends Anton Chekov in the 19th century, a modern-day London book editor, and the woman she hires to translate it into English. This historical narrative is framed around fragments of truth: Zinaida was real. Chekhov wrote to his friend Aleksey Suvorin about her, and her stoic acceptance of her fate. He also wrote her obituary.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, 
Edition: First Canadian edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION AND
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
What if Anton Chekhov wrote a novel—and the manuscript still existed? This intriguing possibility drives The Summer Guest, a story that draws together the lives of three women, (across two centuries) through the discovery of a diary.