3rd Monday Book Club

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
At the Oconee County Library

A Mountain of Crumbs

Book Cover of A Mountain of Crumbs

Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova: Elena’s country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the complexity of the English language—but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena is controlled by the state the same way she is controlled by her mother, a mirror image of her motherland: overbearing, protective, difficult to leave. In the battle between a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mother, the daughter, in the end, must break free and leave in order to survive. - Publisher

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