The Patriots

The Patriots

Book - 2017
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When the Great Depression hits, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn College for what appears to be a plum job in Moscow and the promise of love and independence. But once in Russia, she quickly becomes entangled in a country she can't escape. Many years later, Florence's son, Julian, will make the opposite journey, immigrating back to the United States. His work in the oil industry takes him on frequent visits to Moscow, and when he learns that Florence's KGB file has been opened, he arranges a business trip to uncover the truth about his mother, and to convince his son, Lenny, who is trying to make his fortune in the new Russia, to return home. What he discovers is both chilling and heartbreaking: an untold story of what happened to a generation of Americans abandoned by their country.
Publisher: New York :, Spiegel & Grau,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780385524414
Branch Call Number: FICTION KRA
Characteristics: xiii, 542 pages ; 25 cm

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Eil_1
Aug 28, 2017

I managed to read up to page 325 and gave up. The story jumps back and forth between 1937 and 2008. There is an overabundance of detail that I couldn't identify with. Reading is entertainment and this novel didn't do it for me.

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SandraLH
Aug 06, 2017

I just couldn't get into the beginning of this novel; it wasn't holding my attention as some other historical novels grab you right from the first few pages. I just had shoulder surgery so that could be a factor.

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