Sashenka Beautiful Russian teen Sashenka rejects her privileged family's lifestyle by becoming a revolution-era Bolshevik and, later, a dedicated Communist under Stalin. Then an affair sets… Sashenka Beautiful Russian teen Sashenka rejects her privileged family's lifestyle by becoming a revolution-era Bolshevik and, later, a dedicated Communist under Stalin. Then an affair sets… 2008-11-11 Fiction History Simon & Schuster
Book Review

Sashenka (2008)

Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; Writer: Simon Montefiore; Genres: Fiction, History; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Beautiful Russian teen Sashenka rejects her privileged family's 
lifestyle by becoming a revolution-era Bolshevik and, later, a dedicated Communist under Stalin. Then an affair sets off a chain of events that leads to her arrest. Sashenka's youth is not as consuming as her adult life, 
 but Simon Montefiore is more than adept at portraying the terror of Stalin's rule with Sashenka, this sobering novel. B+

Originally posted Nov 05, 2008 Published in issue #1020 Nov 14, 2008 Order article reprints
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