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The Red Scarf

Post by Manchester on July 30th 2011, 9:34 pm

Well all, I've moved on to another book. I believe I'm traveling around the world through books. Wink

This book, The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall takes place in Russia during the early 1900s. I must admit I don't know much about Russia and I've never been interested in their history. But this book has had me spellbound since yesterday. I've been unable to put it down. And so most of this day has been spent reading. It's really unexpected. It's spiritual in that it gets you thinking about political and individual thoughts and actions; and how even if your intention is to do good, you can actually do a lot of harm; or how your intentions can start off good, but change once power is obtained. There's even a mystical apect towards the end, which was unexpected.

Here's the summary:

Sophia Morozova's relationship with fragile Anna Fedorina begins through a small act of kindness at a 1930s Siberian labor camp. As the two inmates struggle daily to survive, they increasingly rely on each other for hope and comfort; when Anna falls ill, Sophia escapes, intending to find Anna's lifelong love, Vasily, and rescue Anna. Beautiful and charismatic, Sophia quickly becomes a force to reckon with in the town of Tivil, where she hopes to find Vasily, and her connections with powerful gypsy Rafik, the handsome factory director Mikhail Pashin and the stern but unreadable Aleksei Fomenko become satisfying sources of danger and desire. Furnivall (The Russian Concubine) paints a stark picture of rampant scarcity, grim regimentation and blaring propaganda in pre-WWII Soviet Russia. In pushing the limits of Sophia and Anna's love and friendship, she nicely pits small lives against a monolithic state, paradoxically composed of watchful villages.
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Post by Spirit-Being on July 31st 2011, 12:50 pm

I'm really glad this book Inspires you Manchester, i know from my experiences that when i'm really inspired, i have to share it with others, in hopes that someone may become Inspired as well. I felt Inspired reading the paragraph above, and realize Anna & Sophias Friendship is Beautiful Loves

I've always felt when i read, or write the stories have always brought me to many wonderful places. Namaste

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Post by Manchester on August 1st 2011, 7:52 pm

Ditto. Smile

It's amazing how your view on life and humanity changes when you journey through books or physically to foreign places. Dog (These face icons are sweeet.)
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