The Revolution of Marina M.

The Revolution of Marina M. Review

From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman.

St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.

As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.

Title:The Revolution of Marina M.
Edition Language:English

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  • Janet

    This is where I've been for the last decade--working on one novel, The Revolution of Marina M. If you know me from my first two books, White Oleander and Paint It Black, both set in my home town of L...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!”MIDNIGHT, NEW YEAR’S EVE, three young witches gathered in the city that was once St. Petersburg. Though that silver sound, Petersburg, had been erased, and how oddly the new o...

  • Matt

    “At first I saw nothing. Then, way up at the end of Nevsky, a black dot appeared. A bit of red. As I watched the dot grew into a bobbing mass, adorned with small smears of scarlet. Now a noise, fain...

  • Amy Yingling

    So soon after reading “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne I really didn’t see myself being able to sit down and ingest another long and emotionally charged saga; a girl needs to recha...

  • Lauren

    I'm grateful to BOTM for sending me an ARC of this book. I have to say, I feel like the only person in the world who didn't fall head over heels for this novel. I loved White Oleander, and I fully exp...

  • Helene Jeppesen

    “End of Book 1”. I only just now realized that this epic story is not the end of our journey together with Marina M. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but for now let’s just focus o...

  • Lindsey

    Oof. I love Janet Fitch so this is a hard review to write but this book was painfully dull. I started with high hopes. Marina is a very likable character and the Russian revolution is a vibrant and el...

  • Roman Clodia

    350 pages into an 800 page tome and I'm throwing in the towel on this one. Want to know what it's like? It's as if Twilight's Bella Swan were put down in St Petersburg in 1917 - she wants oh so desper...

  • Dean Cummings

    “There are points in one’s life where it’s possible to turn back, and we know them when they come, even when we don’t choose to take that option.” It is at the halfway point of the book that...

  • lp

    I fell in love with Marina M.—the book and the character. The research Janet Fitch must have done! She has great ability to make this character relatable—Marina M. had experiences and thoughts tha...