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Finding Katarina M., Elisabeth Elo

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Finding Katarina M.
Title
Finding Katarina M.
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Elisabeth Elo
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Natalie March is a respected surgeon enjoying a busy, productive life in Washington DC. As her demanding career has left little time for friends or romance, her deepest relationship is with her mother, Vera March, a Russian immigrant and MS patient confined to a rehabilitation center. Vera is still haunted by the fact that her Ukrainian parents, innocent of any wrongdoing, were sent to the gulag, Stalin's notorious network of labor camps, when she was just a baby. All her life she has presumed that they perished there along with millions of other Russian citizens. Natalie would do anything to heal her mother's psychic pain: it's the one wound that she, a doctor, cannot mend. When a young Russian dancer named Saldana Tarasova comes to Natalie's office claiming to be her cousin, and providing details about her grandmother that no stranger could know, Natalie must face a surprising truth: her grandmother, Katarina Melnikova, is still very much alive. She escaped from the labor camp, married a native Siberian, and had another child, Saldana's mother. Natalie is thrilled to think that her Russian family is reaching out and that Vera may be able to reunite with her mother after so many years. In fact, Saldana has a darker motive for making contact. Suggesting that her family is in grave danger from Putin's government, she pleads for Natalie's help to defect. Unwilling to break the law, Natalie puts her off. Then the unthinkable happens, and Natalie is drawn step by step into a web of family secrets that will ultimately pit her against Russian security forces and even her own government. How far will Natalie go to find Katerina M. and satisfy her mother's deepest wish? How much will she risk to protect her Russian family -- and her own country -- from a dangerous international threat?
Summary
A successful, busy Washington, D.C. surgeon is drawn into a web of long-held family secrets and Russian espionage after a long-lost cousin turns up and tries to make inroads with her and her mother
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Character
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10766708
Cataloging source
BT
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Elo, Elisabeth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Surgeons
  • Family secrets
  • Labor camps
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Katarina M., Elisabeth Elo
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781947993433
Lccn
2018962650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Finding Katarina M., Elisabeth Elo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781947993433
Lccn
2018962650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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