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A Mountain of Crumbs: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

A Mountain of Crumbs: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Author(s): Elena Gorokhova

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1900s

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Gorokhova’s beautiful understated portrait of her childhood … her evocation of her formidable mother – who asks Stalin personally for funds for a maternity ward, and gets them – is among the memorable gems...

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