The Lost Season of Love and Snow
The unforgettable story of Alexander Pushkin’s beautiful wife, Natalya, a woman much admired at Court, and how she became reviled as the villain of St. Petersburg.
St. Martin's Griffin
On Sale: January 2, 2018
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Women's Fiction Historical
At the age of sixteen, Natalya Goncharova is stunningly
beautiful and intellectually curious. But while she finds
joy in French translations and a history of Russian
poetry, her family is more concerned with her marriage
prospects. It is only fitting that during the Christmas
of 1828 at her first public ball in her hometown of
Moscow she attracts the romantic attention of Russia’s
most lauded rebel poet: Alexander Pushkin.
Enchanted at first sight, Natalya is already a devoted
reader of Alexander’s serialized novel in verse, Evgeny
Onegin. The most recently published chapter ends in a
duel, and she is dying to learn what happens next.
Finding herself deeply attracted to Alexander’s intensity
and joie de vivre, Natalya hopes to see him again as soon
What follows is a courtship and later marriage full of
equal parts passion and domestic bliss but also
destructive jealousies. When vicious court gossip leads
to Alexander dying from injuries earned defending his
honor as well as Natalya’s in a duel, Natalya finds
herself reviled for her alleged role in his death. With
beautiful writing and understanding, Jennifer Laam, and
her compelling new novel, The Lost Season of Love and
Snow, help Natalya tell her side of the story—the story
of her greatest love and her inner struggle to create a
fulfilling life despite the dangerous intrigues of a
glamorous imperial Court.
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