Granny Dan

Granny Dan

Danielle Steel

In my eyes she had regularly been outdated, regularly been mine, continuously been Granny Dan. yet in over again, one other position, there were dancing, humans, laughter, love. . . . She had had one other lifestyles ahead of she got here to us, lengthy ahead of she got here to me. . . .

She was once the loved grandmother who sang songs in Russian, enjoyed to roller-skate, and spoke little of her previous. but if Granny Dan died, all that remained used to be a field wrapped in brown paper, tied with string. within, an outdated pair of satin toe sneakers, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It used to be her legacy, her mystery earlier, ready to be chanced on by means of the granddaughter who enjoyed her yet by no means relatively knew her. It used to be a narrative ready to learn. . . .

The 12 months was once 1902. a brand new century was once dawning as a motherless younger woman arrived at a ballet tuition in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the age of 7. via age seventeen, Danina Petroskova had develop into an excellent ballerina, a favourite of the Czar and Czarina, who welcomed her into the guts of the Imperial family members. yet occasions either close to and much away shook the floor upon which she danced. A conflict, a rare guy, and a devastating sickness altered the path of her lifestyles. And whilst revolution shattered Russia, Danina Petroskova used to be pressured to make a heartbreaking choice—as the realm round her used to be approximately to alter forever.

Granny Dan is ready the magic of historical past. In it, Danielle metal reminds us how little we all know of these who got here earlier than us—and how, if shall we basically glimpse into their early lives, and notice who they as soon as have been, there's lots we'd comprehend and research. For during this amazing novel, an easy field, choked with mementos from a grandmother, deals the best legacy of all: an unforeseen present of a existence reworked, a long-forgotten heritage of youngster and wonder, love and goals.

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