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Lara Prescott Virtual Author Event
July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Lara Prescott for a virtual author event to celebrate the paperback release of The Secrets We Kept, one of the best novels of 2019. A tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.
This event will be hosted on the Zoom platform, to register in advance visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SEUGRWFoT66xvuXSMHrc4w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event on Wednesday, July 1.
The Secrets We Kept is available to preorder now (publication date is June 30) here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-secrets-we-kept/146 or you can reserve a copy the next time you’re at the store.
About The Secrets We Kept
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST – NPR – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS – ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH – LIBRARY JOURNAL – THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
At the height of the Cold War, Irina, a young Russian-American secretary, is plucked from the CIA typing pool and given the assignment of a lifetime. Her mission: to help smuggle Doctor Zhivago into the USSR, where it is banned, and enable Boris Pasternak’s magnum opus to make its way into print around the world. Mentoring Irina is the glamorous Sally Forrester: a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit, using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Under Sally’s tutelage, Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documents–and discovers deeply buried truths about herself. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story–the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who inspired Zhivago’s heroine, Lara–with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. Told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail, this is an unforgettable debut: a celebration of the powerful belief that a work of art can change the world.