Saturday, January 25, 2014
Madonnas of Leningrad is an astonishing debut novel that captivates and moves the reader. Debra Dean’s novel tells the story of Marina, a young woman enduring the siege of Leningrad during World War II. Years later, as she begins to suffer from Alzheimer’s, her adult daughter struggles to understand her mother’s experiences during the war. Emotional but sentimental, powerful but never overwhelming, Madonnas of Leningrad should absolutely not be missed.