The Candlesticks and the Cross
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Set against the background of the decaying Russian Empire when the mad monk Rasputin ruled in the royal court, when Tartars threatened to sack the Ukraine, and when the Jew's life was forfeit to whim, THE CANDLESTICKS AND THE CROSS is an intense, enthralling epic. It surges through the last years of Tsar Nicholas' reign and charts the climactic end of an era.

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Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 28th 1980 by Jove Pubns (first published 1967)
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I read this years ago and really enjoyed it.
Nice style, very vivid and descriptive. Insightful on historic times and political detail. Not as good as the first novel since the most dramatic stuff has already happened, Tamara introduced. I thought the back jacket saying "Julie - the shy beauty who married Igor but longed for his brother" was a mistake, if she pined for anybody it was clearly Boris. It was nice to have the initial story continue, Boris is a great literature character, very well described, to I was truly sad for him and Rony...more
This is the third book and I didn't like it as well as the others, it was good.
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Solomon was born in Kiev in 1908. Her birthdate is unknown, but she chose April 21 -- the same birthday as one of her childhood friends. She emigrated to the United States with her family when she was 3 years old.

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