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Kate’s “Good Read”

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When we’re not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR’s “What We’re Reading” (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what’s currently being read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.

Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you.

What are you reading? Share your good read our Facebook Fan Page, here.

Generations of Winter by Vassily Aksyonov

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Product Description:
Compared by critics across the country to War and Peace for its memorable characters and sweep, and to Dr. Zhivago for its portrayal of Stalin’s Russia, Generations of Winter is the romantic saga of the Gradov family from 1925 to 1945.

“You must read Vassily Aksyonov’s expansive novel Generations of Winter. It opens just as Russia is moving into the Stalin era and closes with World War II. You’re with the Gradov family all the way through with asides from an owl, a tree, a great dog, and other unique commentators on events at hand. Reviewers compare it to works of Tolstoy. I think Dickens comes to mind as well in the sheer fascination of the portraiture of life in the streets as well as the parlors, the meeting rooms, the work camps, the battlefields, and more. Terrific read for a couple of intense weeks!” – Kate Lochte

See more “Good Reads” on the WKMS web site.


Written by Matt Markgraf

January 20, 2010 at 10:33 am