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Blog Tour: My Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region by Alina Adams

My Mother’s Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region by Alina Adams

Publication Date: November 15, 2022
History Through Fiction LLC

Genre: Historical Fiction


Synopsis: With his dying breath, Lena‘s father asks his family a cryptic question: “You couldn’t tell, could you?” After his passing, Lena stumbles upon the answer that changes her life forever.

    As her revolutionary neighbor mysteriously disappears during Josef Stalin's Great Terror purges, 18-year-old Regina suspects that she's the Kremlin’s next target. Under cover of the night, she flees from her parents' communal apartment in 1930s Moscow to the 20th century's first Jewish state, Birobidzhan, on the border between Russia and China. Once there, Regina has to grapple with her preconceived notions of socialism and Judaism while asking herself the eternal question: What do we owe each other? How can we best help one another? While she contends with these queries and struggles to help Birobidzhan establish itself, love and war are on the horizon.

     New York Times Bestselling author Alina Adams draws on her own experiences as a Jewish refugee from Odessa, USSR as she provides readers a rare glimpse into the world's first Jewish Autonomous Region. My Mother's Secret is rooted in detailed research about a little known chapter of Soviet and Jewish history while exploring universal themes of identity, love, loss, war, and parenthood. Readers can expect a whirlwind journey as Regina finds herself and her courage within one of the century's most tumultuous eras.

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About the Author

 

     Alina Adams is the NYT-bestselling author of soap-opera tie-ins, figure-skating mysteries, and romance novels. Born in Odessa, USSR, Adams immigrated to the United States at age seven and learned to speak English by watching American Soap Operas. After receiving her B.A. and M.A. in broadcast communications at San Francisco State University, Adams worked in television as a writer and researcher. Years later she penned the As The World Turns book tie-in, Oakdale Confidential, which became a New York Times bestseller. Adams continued writing and is now a prolific and innovative writer who has authored more than a dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her latest release, The Nesting Dolls, is a Soviet-Jewish historical novel published by HarperCollins in July 2020. Her upcoming novel, My Mother’s Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region, a follow-up to her previous historical novel, is set for release in November 2022. Adams lives in New York City with her husband and their three children.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, November 15
Review at Dive Into a Good Book

Wednesday, November 16
Review at Pages and Paws

Thursday, November 17
Review at Novels Alive
Review at Michelle the PA Loves to Read

Friday, November 18
Review at Books, Writing, and More

Saturday, November 19
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Monday, November 21
Book Spotlight at History from a Woman’s Perspective

Tuesday, November 22
Review at Cover Lover Book Review

Wednesday, November 23
Review at The Page Ladies

Friday, November 25
Review at Book Reviews and More

Monday, November 28
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, November 29
Interview at Jathan and Heather

Wednesday, November 30
Review at Bibliotica

Friday, December 2
Review at Girl Who Reads

Monday, December 5
Review at Connie's History Classroom

Tuesday, December 6
Excerpt at Bookworlder

Thursday, December 8
Review at Tammy Reads

Friday, December 9
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink

Giveaway

     We have 3 paperbacks & 3 eBooks up for grabs during the blog tour!

     The giveaway is open to the US only and ends on December 9th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

My Mother's Secret


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