In Lara Prescott’s ‘The Secrets We Kept,’ the CIA takes a novel approach to Cold War spycraft – The Washington Post

The publication history behind Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago provides the backbone of this debut novel. Joan Frank, reviewing for The Washington Post, remarks:

Significantly, these are women’s stories. Pasternak’s, while not marginal, is told by his longtime mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya — she who inspired “Zhivago’s” famous romantic lead, Lara (for whom Prescott happens to be named). Sent twice to a Gulag labor camp (described in horrific detail) as a result of her affiliation with him, Olga’s own astonishing account nearly eclipses his.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/in-lara-prescotts-the-secrets-we-kept-the-cia-takes-a-novel-approach-to-cold-war-spycraft/2019/09/13/1b7f8ff4-d633-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

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