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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair also tells the story of the Sankovitch family: Nina's father, who barely escaped death in Belarus during World War II; her four rambunctious children, who offer up their own book recommendations while helping out with the cooking and cleaning; and Anne-Marie, her oldest sister and idol, with whom Nina shared the pleasure of books, even in her last moments of life. In our lightning-paced culture that encourages us to seek more, bigger, and better things, Nina's daring journey shows how we can deepen the quality of our everyday lives - if we only find the time.
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By colprubin on 07-28-14
What did you love best about Tolstoy and the Purple Chair?
I love the idea behind the book, the idea that grief can be processed through reading. What a wonderful accomplishment and inspiration. Excellent weaving of personal stories with books read.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair?
I don't think this book had a really "memorable moment." It was all very even and memorable.
Have you listened to any of Coleen Marlo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No I've never heard Marlo before but I would definitely look for her again. Her voice is clear and lovely, perfectly modulated.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me want to read a book a day for a year!
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