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The Four Winds of Heaven

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
At the turn of the twentieth century, in the Russia of the Romanovs, the family of Baron David de Gunzburg is raised to the privileges of the aristocracy, in an elegantly cocooned world of Faberge jewels and fabulous country estates. The foremost Jewish family of Russia, the single voice of their people to the Tsar, the Gunzburgs stand on the threshold of cataclysmic ...more
Paperback, 682 pages
Published December 28th 1980 by Dell Publishing Company (first published February 1980)
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Misfit
This book is set in a period that I normally lap up like a cat with a bowl of cream, but this time it didn't work for me. While I appreciate the author's intent on telling her family's story, the 50 or so pages I waded through were tedious and all telling and not showing = not worth my time to wade any deeper. YMMV.
Karen
Jul 30, 2014 Karen rated it it was ok
682 pages of a Jewish Russian Baron's family at the turn of the twentieth century and all their drama. Portions of the book were really good during the time period of the Tsar's execution (although no details about that ...only what is happening to Baron Gunzburg and his brood). Lots of characters that the author has flying in and out of the story that at times was distracting. Almost gave it 3 stars but the ending was lame as given the length of the book, the author wraps up the main woman's ...more
Karen G Clesen
A few thoughts...

If you can make it thru the first half of the book, the pace gets quicker. The history is excellent, the family members were too many and the names were tough. I didn't in any find this as good as Doctor Zivago.
Derbhile Graham
Jul 28, 2013 Derbhile Graham rated it liked it
Thought this book was so romantic as a teenager. The way the characters stayed in love for so long, and were willing to waste away in the name of love. Also gave me an introduction to Russian history.
Rhonda
Jan 29, 2015 Rhonda rated it liked it
I read this book when I was in my teens and I remember thinking it was good at the time. I loved reading anything about the Russian Revolution, so I burned through this. Not sure how it would hold up for me now; going to have to find a copy and read it again!
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