Mothers and Daughters

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Vintage Books, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 349 pages
Elena Bonner, the widow of Andrei Sakharov, evokes both the privileges and the unmet needs of growing up in the inner circle of the Communist elite even as she provides an indelible vision of the horror of her family's near extinction during Stalin's purges of the 1930s. 24 pages of photos.

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A coming-of-age memoir by the widow of Andrei Sakharov— tedious in stretches and haphazardly organized, but ultimately fascinating for its intimate view into the turbulent history of Stalinist Russia ... Read full review

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The world knows Bonner as the wife and fierce champion of Andrei Sakharov. In this memoir, she tells us something of her life as an adolescent and young woman growing up in Stalinist Russia. Hers was ... Read full review


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Antonina W. Bouis is the prize-winning translator of more than fifty books, including fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs by such figures as Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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