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The Orphan Sky, by Ella Leya

The Orphan Sky - Ella Leya

I am tempted by books set in places I’ve never read about, much less visited. Ella Leya’s The Orphan Sky is set in Baku, Azerbaijan in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Leila, the teenaged daughter of curiously wealthy parents, is working towards fame as a concert pianist when she is given an assignment to tail a suspicious person by her Komsomol leader. This assignment, taken to prove her dedication to the cause, is the turning point in Leila’s life. After this assignment, her charmed life rapidly loses its shine and she must endure tragedy after tragedy...

 

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