From the author of the international bestseller Tully comes an epic tale of passion, betrayal, and survival in World War II Russia. Leningrad, 1941: The European war seems far away in this city of fallen grandeur, where splendid palaces and stately boulevards speak of a different age, when... read more
“Alexander went to Lazarevo on faith.”
“Oh, now that it’s daylight, I’m suddenly Alexander again?”
TATIANA AND ALEXANDER (THE BRIDGE TO HOLY CROSS)Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
There will be only one standard, the standard of survival at all cost, and it will be up to you to say at what price survival. Hold your head high, and if you’re going to go down, go down knowing you have not in any way compromised your soul.”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
“Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: what do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important—ask: what do you love?”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
that’s my point: all great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“I found my true love on Ulitsa Saltykov-Schedrin, while I sat on a bench eating ice cream.” “You didn’t find me. You weren’t even looking for me. I found you.” Long pause. “Alexander, were you…looking for me?” “All my life.”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
The Russians were unparalleled in their suffering, the English in their reserve, the Americans in their love of life, the Italians in their love of Christ, and the French in their hope of love.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
But as always, it is the ties and bonds of love and family that keep people from saving themselves.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
of…as if pervaded with his deathless leaven…All earthly stuff—emotions, anguish, passion—had been transmuted to the stuff of heaven.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“Love is,” she repeated slowly, looking only at Dasha, “when he is hungry and you feed him. Love is knowing when he is hungry.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Leningrad Part One The Lucent DuskHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Followed by Tatiana and Alexander.
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