Conversation with Lara Prescott

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Georgetown, TX 78626

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Lara Prescott author of THE SECRETS WE KEPT will be at Lark & Owl Booksellers Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm.

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Join Lark & Owl Booksellers in welcoming author Lara Prescott to Georgetown, Friday, October 18, 2019 @6:30pm. Lara will be at the store discussing her new book The Secrets We Kept.

The Secrets We Kept is a 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.

At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak’s magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world–using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally’s tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.

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. From Pasternak’s country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature–told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail.

PRAISE

“A gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel anchored by a cast of indelible secretaries.”

The New York Times

“Enthralling… This is the rare page-turner with prose that’s as wily as its plot.”

Vogue

“Proto-feminist Mad Men transposed to the world of international espionage—all midcentury style and intrigue set against real, indelible history.”

Entertainment Weekly

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