Books Sandwiched In
Love to talk about books? Join us for Books Sandwiched In. Books for the next month are distributed at the end of the discussion session for a nominal fee. Books Sandwiched In meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Contact Brenda Patterson at (863) 834-4276 or Brenda.Patterson@lakelandgov.net.
Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan
Synopsis (from Amazon & publisher’s description):
Stalin’s Daughter is a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators—her father, Josef Stalin. Communist Party privilege protected her from the mass starvation and purges that haunted Russia, but she did not escape tragedy—the loss of everyone she loved, including her mother, two brothers, aunts and uncles, and a lover twice her age, deliberately exiled to Siberia by her father. As she gradually learned about the extent of her father’s brutality after his death, Svetlana could no longer keep quiet and in 1967 shocked the world by defecting to the United States—leaving her two children behind. With access to KGB, CIA, and Soviet government archives, as well as the close cooperation of Svetlana’s daughter, Rosemary Sullivan pieces together Svetlana’s incredible life.