Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Praise for Rosemary Sullivan's previous books: 'As a poet and writer, [Rosemary Sullivan] knows that life is lived not as theory but as practice, that we exist on earth not as ideas but as living creatures, and that you can understand nothing about a place without listening to individual people and their stories. She has concerned herself with intense particulars.' Margaret Atwood 'Original and engrossing. I couldn't stop reading.' Alice Munro 'Her scene-by-scene evocation of life at the house reads like an updated Chekhov comedy laced with horror.' Financial Times 'It's history, it's intrigue. It's nonfiction. It's a real page-turner.' New York Magazine 'Sullivan brilliantly interweaves personal histories with terrifying tales.' Sunday Times 'This is a magnificent, complex narrative of courage, folly, and complacency ... a beautifully narrated book.' Telegraph 'With tremendous suspense and emotional pull, Sullivan recounts the little-known story of Varian Fry.' Vogue 'A fascinating analysis of the female psyche and of the phenomenon of obsessive love.' Elle Magazine
Rosemary Sullivan has written poetry, short fiction, biography, literary criticism, reviews and articles. Her recent books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel and Labyrinth of Desire. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, and has been awarded Guggenheim, Camargo, and Trudeau Fellowships. She is a recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal awarded by the Royal Society of Canada for her contribution to Literature and Culture, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.