Book Review of
A Train To Moscow
Author: Elena Gorokhova
Genre(s): Historical Fiction World
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A Train to Moscow by Elena Gorokhova is a fascinating look into Russian life after WW2, during the final years of Stalin, and life after Stalin. This book is set in the Russian theater world and revolves around an actress, her life, and her family.
It shares the story of a family scarred from years of war and communism. It is PG-13 but besides that I enjoyed it because it took me to a time and place I didn’t really know much about.
The author grew up in Russia and did not move to the U.S. until she was twenty four, so this book is written by someone who understands life in Russia and the Russian culture.
As soon as I finished this book I added the author’s memoir A Mountain of Crumbs to my to be read list.