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Far From You by Tess Sharpe Giveaway!
Hey y’all, I’m giving away two signed copies of FAR FROM YOU (with a few extras thrown in!). One copy will have my notes and thoughts about the book scribbled in the margins, and the second copy will contain a handwritten short story about what happens to the characters after FAR FROM YOU ends.
To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post, or tweet a link to the giveaway with the hashtag #farfromyou. This is an international Giveaway and it ends on Monday, April 21st and the winners will be announced on the 22nd! 
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sharpegirl:

Far From You by Tess Sharpe Giveaway!

Hey y’all, I’m giving away two signed copies of FAR FROM YOU (with a few extras thrown in!). One copy will have my notes and thoughts about the book scribbled in the margins, and the second copy will contain a handwritten short story about what happens to the characters after FAR FROM YOU ends.

To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post, or tweet a link to the giveaway with the hashtag #farfromyou. This is an international Giveaway and it ends on Monday, April 21st and the winners will be announced on the 22nd! 

We have the opportunity to make Soviet citizens wonder what is wrong with their government, when a fine literary work by the man acknowledged to be the greatest living Russian writer is not even available in his own country in his own language for his own people to read.

The CIA on Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s epic novel spanning 20th century Russian history. Declassified documents show the CIA used the book as a tool to try to provoke dissent in the Soviet Union.

Doctor Zhivago was banned in the USSR, but the CIA recognized the book’s “great propaganda value,” according to a 1958 memo, and had the novel printed and disseminated. The agency called the book “a passive but piercing exposition of the effect of the Soviet system on the life of a sensitive intelligent citizen.”

The documents describing the program were requested by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée as a part of their research for The Zhivago Affair, a book coming out in June about the CIA’s use of Doctor Zhivago.

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Fascinating! Also, lindsaysmithdc, probably relevant to your interests. Spies and Russian literature!

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This is AMAZING. I love it so hard.

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