I'm so pleased to announce that my next Book Club Girl On Air blog talk radio show will be with Debra Dean, author of The Madonnas of Leningrad. In Madonnas, Dean tells the story of Marina, who, years earlier, helped to pack up the treasures of the Hermitage as the Nazis approached Leningrad. Now an elderly woman living in America, as Alzheimers is ravaging her memory, Marina finds herself living more in the past, while the events of her current life, her children and grandchildren, slip from her grasp.
Since its publication in 2006, Madonnas has topped reading group lists everywhere. I'm so excited to have Dean on the show which is scheduled for Thursday, August 21st at 7 pm EST. The first 15 people to comment on this post that they would like to participate in the show will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read before the show. Set your reminder for the show here, and browse inside The Madonnas of Leningrad here.