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October 2017

Fifty Russian Winters – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Fifty Russian Winters: An American Woman’s Life in the Soviet Union by Margaret Wettlin Led by Marie Grubisich, TMORA Docent REGISTER A gripping account of Soviet life as experienced by an American who lived for 50 years on an absolutely equal basis with Russians. Packed with details of everyday life from giving birth in a Soviet hospital to living in a Moscow communal apartment. Forced to give up her American citizenship during Stalin's reign, Wettlin was coerced into becoming an informant for the…

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November 2017

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking:  A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen Led by Deborah McKnight, TMORA Docent Registration opens October 23rd, 2017 - This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed for a taste of the…

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January 2018

Gentleman in Moscow – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Led by Pat Spaulding, TMORA Docent Registration opens January 2, 2018 - This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. A Gentleman in Moscow is the utterly entertaining second novel from the author of Rules of Civility. Amor Towles skillfully transports us to The Metropol, the famed Moscow hotel where movie stars and Russian royalty hobnob, where Bolsheviks plot revolutions and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary Russian writers, where spies spy, thieves thieve and the…

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February 2018

Lenin on the Train – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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  Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10:30am |  The Museum of Russian Art Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale Led by Ruth Ann Benson, TMORA Docent Registration opens January 13, 2018.  This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately resolved to return…

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March 2018

The Romanov Bride – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander Led by Wendi Sott, TMORA Docent  Registration opens February 26, 2018 - This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Book groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander's two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers. Set against a backdrop of Imperial Russia's twilight, The Romanov Bride has the same enduring appeal. The Grand Duchess Elisavyeta's story begins like a fairy tale-a German princess renowned for her beauty and kind heart marries…

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