Okay, maybe your greatest love story isn’t so secret—let’s say you’re married to the love of your life. But is there anyone who hasn’t had a secret crush? These books tell love stories you haven’t heard before—love that’s stunted by war, love that burns across borders, even love that’s adulterous. Some of these characters clearly think no one would want to ever tell their love stories, but we’re glad they exist in these 10 books.
A rich trove of letters tells the moving story of two young physics students in Stalin's Russia whose love was severely tested while separated by exile in Siberia.
In this first publication of "the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found," Figes (History/Birkbeck College, Univ. of London; The Crimean War, 2011, etc.) has sifted through more than 1,500 missives to uncover a story of two people who found a way to endure over eight years of the harshest isolation and repression.Read full book review >