Fort Greene Store:
Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 PM
NYC Book Launch: Lara Prescott presents The Secrets We Kept
In conversation with Paul Lisicky
Reception to follow
Lara Prescott’s debut novel is thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story–the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago’s heroine, Lara–with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. At the center of this unforgettable debut, which is told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail, is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world. Joining Prescott in conversation is Paul Lisicky, author of five books including The Narrow Door and Lawnboy. A reception will follow to celebrate the book's NYC launch.