I LOVE this book and finally reordered a copy for my keeper shelf.
From Russka by Edward Rutherfurd:
Somewhat against his mother’s will he had been allowed to keep on his favorite his green boots.
Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
R USSKA is a mighty novel that spans 1,800 years of Russia’s history, people, politics and culture from the ancient wandering tribes on the great Eurasian plain to the present day. The story follows the fortunes of five intertwined families: the noble Bobrovs, serf Romanovs, Cossack Karpenkos; the Suvorins – Old Believers, capitalists and patrons of the arts; and lastly the Popovs, parish priests and revolutionaries.
- Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
- Turn to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
- Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
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