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The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean

The Madonnas of Leningrad - Debra Dean

Alzheimer's is a devastating illness. Newer memories disappear, leaving only older and older memories. Marina Buriakova is slipping deeper into its grip as her husband takes her to their granddaughter's wedding. Memories that Marina has suppressed for sixty or more years are coming closer to the surface. Because she never told anyone that she was a survivor of the 872 day Siege of Leningrad, her comments serve only to make people worry even more about her state of mind. Debra Dean's hypnotic novella, The Madonnas of Leningrad, is a bittersweet meditation on the fickle nature of memory...


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