Franklin

We shall see the sky sparkling / Susana Aikin.

Author/Creator:
Aikin, Susana, author.
Publication:
New York : Kensington Books, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
375 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Actresses -- Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Sagas.
FICTION / Women.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910 -- Fiction.
Russia -- History -- 1801-1917 -- Fiction.
Great Britain.
Russia.
Local subjects:
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Women.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Summary:
"Like other well-bred young women in Edwardian England, Lily Throop is expected to think of little beyond marriage and motherhood. Passionate about the stage, Lily has very different ambitions. To her father's dismay, she secures an apprenticeship at London's famous Imperial Theatre. Soon, her talent and beauty bring coveted roles and devoted admirers. Yet to most of society, the line between actress and harlot is whisper-thin. With her reputation threatened by her mentor's vicious betrayal, Lily flees to St. Petersburg with an acting troupe--leaving her first love behind. Life in Russia is as exhilarating as it is difficult. The streets rumble with talk of revolution, and Lily is drawn into an affair with Sergei, a Count with fervent revolutionary ideals. Following Sergei when he is banished to Vladivostok, Lily struggles to find her role in an increasingly dangerous world. And as Russian tensions with Japan erupt into war, only fortitude and single-mindedness can steer her to freedom and safety at last."--Amazon.com.
Notes:
Includes reading group guide with discussion questions.
ISBN:
9781496717658
1496717651
OCLC:
1035446477
Publisher Number:
99980273128
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