Naqvi makes her debut

“Winner of the 2021 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, Zehra Naqvi (left), is set to release her debut collection of poems and prose inspired by personal memory, family history and Quaranic traditions.FULL STORY

 

Jan DeGrass

January 16th, 2024

It’s 1941. Eighteen-year-old Anna Leonova’s dreams of studying botany in Stalin’s Soviet Union are shattered when her mother, who is a scientist, disappears during a field trip in Finland, and is accused of treason. Evacuated during Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union, Anna vows to return to besieged Leningrad to find her mother. With help from her friends, Grigor and Volodya, she navigates the harsh winter of 1941/1942, where starvation plagues the city. In Jan DeGrass’ latest novel, Winter of Siege (Mw Books Publishing $20), will Anna be successful in her search for her mother in a city with no heat, light or food? ‎ 9780995277830

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