Books The Dream Life Of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin Hardcover, 353 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Dream Life Of SukhanovAuthorOlga Grushin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary After losing his job and the respect of his family, Russian avant-garde artist Anatoly Sukhanov confronts his past in a series of dreams that reveals the sacrifices he has made to gain material wealth in twentieth-century Moscow. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Also by Olga Grushin The Line Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Dream Life Of Sukhanov Excerpt: 'The Dream Life of Sukhanov' June 2, 2006 Rona Brinlee of The Bookmark in Atlantic Beach, Fla., recommends The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin in her conversation about summer reading with Susan Stamberg on Morning Edition. "This novel is about the choices and compromises we make in order to get what we think we want," Brinlee says.