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The Winter Palace

by Eva Stachniak

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ISBN:9780385666572
publisher: Doubleday Canada
imprint: Anchor Canada
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Two young women, caught in the landscape of shifting allegiances, navigate the treacherous waters of palace intrigue. Barbara is a servant who will become one of Russia's most cunning royal spies. Sophia is a pretty, naive German duchess who will become Catherine the Great. For readers of superb historical fiction, Eva Stachniak captures in glorious detail the opulence of royalty and the perilous loyalties of the Russian court.

About the Author

Eva Stachniak

EVA STACHNIAK was born in Wroclaw, Poland, arriving in Canada in 1981 on an English scholarship to McGill University. Her first short story, "Marble Heroes," was published by the Antigonish Review in the summer of 1994, and her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. Her fiction is the result of her fascination with the ways history and culture shape our lives. Eva Stachniak lives in Toronto.

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EVA STACHNIAK was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She came to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and Humanities. Her first short story, "Marble Heroes," was published by the Antigonish Review in 1994, and her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. Stachniak is also the author of Garden of Venus. She lives in Toronto, where she is at work on her next novel about Catherine the Great. Visit her at www.evastachniak.com.

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Praise for The Winter Palace
"The book roars along, with all the backstabbing, forced marriages, shifting alliances and drama that make up this royal household. . . . A very entertaining book."
The Gazette (Montreal)

"Stachniak has uncovered a treasure trove of rich material. . . . [Her] vision casts light over recent Russian history too, which is exactly what a piece of historical fiction should do."
—The Globe and Mail

"A sweeping novel."
—O, The Oprah Magazine Magazine

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