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Vigyázat! Cselekményleírást tartalmaz.

The Magnificent Conclusion to the Timeless Epic Saga

Through years of war and devastation, Tatiana and Alexander suffered the worst the twentieth century had to offer. Miraculously reunited in America, they now have a beautiful son, Anthony, the gift of a love strong enough to survive the most terrible upheavals. Though they are still young, the ordeals they endured have changed them--and after living apart in a world laid waste, they must now find a way to live together in postwar America.

With the Cold War rising, dark forces at work in their adopted country threaten their lives, their family, and their hard-won peace. To regain the happiness they once knew, to wash away the lingering pain of the past, two lovers grown distant must somehow forge a new life . . .or watch the ghosts of their yesterdays destroy their firstborn son.

The Summer Garden . . . their odyssey is just beginning.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2006

William Morrow, New York, 2011
752 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780061988226
HarperCollins, New York, 2011
756 oldal · ASIN: B004HW782K
HarperCollins, London, 2007
742 oldal · ISBN: 9780007162499

Enciklopédia 2

Szereplők népszerűség szerint

Alexander Belov · Tatjána Metanova

Kedvencelte 1

Most olvassa 1

Várólistára tette 2

Kívánságlistára tette 4

Kölcsönkérné 1

Kiemelt értékelések

Paullina Simons: The Summer Garden

“We were always afraid all we had was a borrowed five minutes from now.” Her hands went on his face. “That’s all any of us ever has, my love,” she said. “And it all flies by.” “Yes,” he said, looking at her, at the desert, covered coral and yellow with golden eye and globe mallow. “But what a five minutes it’s been.”

Vége, és én azt kívánom, hogy bárcsak lassabban fogytak volna a lapok, bárcsak ne 800 oldalas lett volna majdnem mindegyik könyv hanem 8 ezer. Hol sírtam, hol nevettem, hol a gyönyörűségtől olvadoztam, és volt, amikor a két szereplő kétfelé szakított. Az egyik felém Shuraé volt a másik Tatianaé. Habár a háború véget ért, de kettejüknek sajnos még nem. Nagyon sok időd felölel a történet. Évtizedeket. Az utolsó 10 százalékon nem láttam a betűket olyan gyönyörű volt. Mindhárom kötet hatalmas kedvenc és ezerszer újraolvasós.

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Paullina Simons: The Summer Garden

Tökéletes, gyönyörű lezárást kapott a történet. Minden pillanatát imádtam, bármennyire is szomorú, vagy boldog volt, egyszerűen csodálatos. Olvastam volna még ezer és ezer oldalon kerestül Tatiana és Alexander történetét… Ez a monumentális, csodálatos történet beírta magát az én történelmembe… Az egyik legjobb sorozat, amit valaha olvastam. Annyira valószerű, hihető és magával ragadó…

Népszerű idézetek


“Have a joke for me Tania," he says, „I could use a joke.”
„Hmm.” She thinks, looks at him, looks to see where Anthony is. He's far in the back. „Okay, what about this.” With a short cough she leans into Alexander and lowers her voice.
"A man and his young girlfriend are driving in a car. The man has never seen his girlfriend naked. She thinks he is driving too slow, so they decide to play a game. For every five miles he goes above 50, she will take off a piece of her clothing. In no time at all, he is flying and she is naked. The man gets so excited that he loses control of the car. It veers off the road and hits a tree. She is unharmed but he is stuck in the car and can’t get out. “Go back on the road and get help,” he tells her. “But I’m naked,” she says. He rummages around and pulls off his shoe. “Here, just put this between your legs to cover yourself.” She does as she is told and runs out to the road. A truck driver, seeing a naked crying woman, stops. “Help me, Help me,” she sobs, “My boyfriend is stuck and I can’t get him out.”
The Truck driver says, “Miss, if he’s that far in, I’m afraid he’s a goner.”

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I don't want this life to end," said Alexander. "The good, the bad, the everything, the very old, to ever end.


Whenever you're unsure of yourself, whenever you're in doubt, ask yourself three questions. What do you believe in? What do you hope for? but most important, ask yourself, what do you love?


Everything comes at a price. Everthing in your life. The question you have to ask yourself is, what price are you willing to pay?


Tatiana turns to him, looks up at him, and smiles. “Do you know what a happy ending is to a Russian?” she says. “When the hero, at the end of his own story, finally learns the reason for his suffering.” Taking another swig of Coke, Alexander says, “Your jokes are getting so lame.” He knocks into her with his stretched-out leg. She takes hold of his hand. “What?” he asks. “Nothing, soldier,” says Tatiana. He is thinking of sailboats in distant oceans, the desert from dimmest childhood, the ghost of fortune, the girl on the bench. When he saw her, he saw something new. He saw it because he wanted to see it, because he wanted to change his life. He stepped off the curb and out of the deadfall. To cross the street. To follow her. And she will give your life meaning, she will save you. Yes, yes—to cross. “We’ll meet again in Lvov, my love and I …” Tatiana hums, eating her ice cream, in our Leningrad, in jasmine June, near Fontanka, the Neva, the Summer Garden, where we are forever young.

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Alexander Belov · Tatjána Metanova

It was just a human invention. Like numbers. Like measuring things. Just something humans invented to make life a little easier, to order life into manageable blocks, to ease their minds around unmanageable things, to help them with infinity.


Alexander, you broke my heart. But for carrying me on your back, for pulling my dying sled, for giving me your last bread, for the body you destroyed for me, for the son you have given me, for the twenty-nine days we lived like Red Birds of Paradise, for all our Naples sands and Napa wines, for all the days you have been my first and last breath, for Orbeli- I will forgive you.


We thought the hard part was over—but we were wrong. Living is the hardest part. Figuring out how to live your life when you’re all busted up inside and out—there is nothing harder.


They stared at each other. Every ocean, every river, every minute they had walked together was in their gaze. He said nothing and she said nothing. She kneeled by him, her hands on him, on his chest, on his heart, on his lungs that took air in but could not move air out, on his open wound; her eyes were on him, and in their eyes was every block of uncounted, unaccounted-for time, every moment they had lived since June 22, 1941, the day war started for the Soviet Union. Her eyes were filled with everything she felt for him. Her eyes were true.

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