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Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison
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Mar 31, 2012

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Recommended to Donna by: Star Ledger Review
Recommended for: Historical Fiction Readers

End of the year got busy, and then there was HUNGER GAMES....wink! I restarted this novel over Memorial Day Weekend, and did enjoy the historical references about Rasputin and the Romanovs. Harrison did a nice job weaving in both the documented and wonderment experiences of Father Grigory; as well, the "Royal Connections" thruout Europe and into Russia have always intrigued me. Told via the voice of Rasputin's daughter, Masha, this was quite a tale.

Both Masha and Alyosha, the tsarevich, ever hopeful in the hysteria of their fates, learned “If complete enlightenment demands relinquishing the self, then complete enlightenment implies the acceptance of mortality.”-page 301

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