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A Hundred Sweet Promises

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A Hundred Sweet Promises

Authors & Illustrator

Author:

Sepehr
Haddad
First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > Historical Fiction > Pre-2010 | Fiction > Literary Fiction > Historical | Fiction > Romance Historical > 20th Century

Description

A family secret revealed 40 years ago by a grandmother to her grandson is now an acclaimed Russian historical fiction novel. “A Hundred Sweet Promises” is the tale of the author’s grandfather, Nasrosoltan, a famed composer, who on the eve of World War I travels from Persia to Russia to study classical music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with such masters as Rimsky-Korsakov. While there, Nasrosoltan falls in love with a Romanov princess, but the royalty surrounding him considers this a forbidden love. Unexpectedly, the Tsar gets involved, and Nasrosoltan suddenly finds himself in a battle between head and heart while being carried forward on a wave of destiny toward an uncertain future. A novel based on a true story set against the backdrop of the final days of Imperial Russia.