by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Nellie Reed disappears from her home at 22 Lipka Street, and her husband Frank—suspecting she has returned to England—must raise their three young children with the help of beautiful Lisa Ivanovna
February 6, 2012 In historical fiction, the facts draw the reader in, making the world of the novel believable. That's the lesson author Eva Stachniak learned from The Beginning of Spring, a Penelope Fitzgerald novel that immerses readers in the lives of its Russian characters.
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