• “(A) sweeping portrait of Russia during the pogroms…(a) fiery and deeply human love story.” —Sheri Holman, bestselling author of The Dress Lodger

Publisher Weekly names
Little Russian among the
best books of 2014

The Little Russian chosen for
Great New Reads in Fiction
by People Magazine.

The Little Russian spotlights an exciting new voice in historical fiction, an assured debut that should appeal to readers of Away by Amy Bloom or Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow –a life filled with salons, balls and all the trappings of the upper class — very different from her current life as a grocer’s daughter in the Jewish townlet of Mosny. When a mysterious and cultured wheat merchant walks into the grocery, Berta’s life is forever altered. … more

The Little Russian