When you think of Doctor Zhivago, you probably think of dramatic, tragic love affairs and very cold winters. After reading The Secrets We Kept, we’re betting an entirely different set of images will come to mind—daring secretaries-turned-spies, unshakable women who will do anything for love, and tenacious book smugglers fighting for a better world. Lara Prescott’s tantalizing debut takes you into the Cold War-era CIA typing pool of Washington D.C. and the dachas of Russia for a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial, daring effort to publish Boris Pasternak’s opus. Filled with risk and romance, The Secrets We Kept stands as a reminder and celebration of the enduring power of the written word.
We know this is one your book club will be dying to dive into, so we’ve put together a book club kit with discussion questions, an author interview, and more! To download a pdf, click here or on the image below.