You Are One of Them

You Are One of Them

Large Print - 2013
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Sarah Zuckerman and Jenny Jones are best friends in Washington, D.C., in the politically charged 1980s. When the girls write letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropov asking for peace, Jenny's is answered. She visits the USSR and becomes a media sensation. Then, in 1985, she and her parents die in a tragic plane crash. Ten years pass and Sarah, about to graduate from college, receives a letter suggesting that Jenny's death was a hoax.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410463548
1410463540
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 371 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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bluehydrangea
Jul 30, 2015

Sarah Zuckerman defines herself by the people she's lost & ends up in 1990s Moscow chasing one or two ghosts. I loved the way this novel brought back the 1980s and 90s. Unapologetic in its melancholy tone.

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IV27HUjg
Jan 07, 2014

This was a random choice - I have liked older Russian lit. Much of the book was skimmed because I found it tedious, although I enjoyed the details of more modern Russia & wonder just how accurate it is. It reminded me a bit of the current tv series The Americans, taking place about the same time period. It also reminded me of how gullible or trusting each is of their own surroundings, be it family, church, school, socio-economic beliefs, government. Very present are suggestions that not all of what one is taught/told is the absolute truth & the only right way to function.

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hilln
Dec 23, 2013

This book gets you, the reader, hooked from the get-go. This is Ms Holt's first book, and she is a fine writer. Is this a mystery novel, a spy novel, a coming of age story, a relationship story? Perhaps all of the above. For me, it was ultimately about dealing with unfairness in life and finding the ability to move on. There are also many fascinating insider details about Russia's transition from totalitarian communist state through the 80s and 90s towards present day's "New" Russia. It's a very interesting, very well written story. Thumbs up!

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ppjames77
Jul 15, 2013

Really enjoyed this book :)

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dcafk
Jun 18, 2013

This is a wonderful novel.

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