- Verlag: KNOPF
- Seitenzahl: 368
- Erscheinungstermin: 3. September 2019
- Abmessung: 245mm x 169mm x 35mm
- Gewicht: 687g
- ISBN-13: 9780525656159
- ISBN-10: 0525656154
- Artikelnr.: 55344341
The New York Times
"Enthralling... This is the rare page-turner with prose that's as wily as its plot."
"Proto-feminist Mad Men transposed to the world of international espionage all midcentury style and intrigue set against real, indelible history.
"Prescott clearly had fun crafting this story, and the result is a novel that s a delight to read and a secret worth sharing."
San Francisco Chronicle
"The Secrets We Kept is simply sensational. Two gripping narratives unfold in the pressure cooker of the Cold War: passionate, courageous Olga who stands in the shadow of Soviet author Boris Pasternak yet inspires him to write a heroine for the ages, and the cynical, equally-overshadowed women of the CIA who help bring Pasternak's masterpiece Dr. Zhivago to bear as a weapon against Soviet oppression. From the gulags of the USSRto the cherry blossom trees of Washington DC, the story grips and refuses to let go. Lara Prescott is a star in the making."
Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network
"Prescott crafts a cloak-and-dagger story of passion, espionage, and propaganda."
The Wall Street Journal
"A page-turner that is at once a spy thriller, historical fiction and heartfelt romance...A thumping good story."
The Columbus Dispatch
"Through lucid images and vibrant storytelling, Prescott creates an edgy postfeminist vision of the Cold War, encompassing Sputnik to glasnost, typing pool to gulag, for a smart, lively page-turner. This debut shines as spy story, publication thriller, and historical romance with a twist."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A whirlwind of storytelling. In Prescott s supremely talented hands, the result is no less than endlessly fascinating, often deliciously fun as well as heartbreaking.
The Secrets We Kept is a dazzling, beguiling debut."
BookPage (starred review)
"Delightful... An intriguing and little-known chapter of literary history is brought to life with brio."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Epic in scope, deliciously meaty, and utterly convincing.
Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Stylish, thrilling, smart, vivid.
Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Provocative, haunting and a damn good read.
H.W. Brands, author of The First American
A first-rate novel, and it signals the arrival of a major new writer.
Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This
One of the most unique and devastating novels [I have] read in years.
Deb Olin Unferth, author of Minor Robberies