By James Conroyd Martin
A breathtaking and epic novel within the grand romantic variety, PUSH now not THE RIVER is the wealthy tale of Poland within the overdue 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil because the country's as soon as peaceable individuals are being torn aside via neighboring nations and divided loyalties. it really is then, on the younger and weak age of seventeen, while girl Anna Maria Berezowska loses either one of her mom and dad and needs to go away the single domestic she has ever known.
With Empress Catherine's Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is instantly thrust right into a international of affection and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, existence and dying. Even sort Aunt Stella, Anna's new mother or father who quickly involves personify Poland's braveness and spirit, cannot defend Anna from the doubtful way forward for the country.
Anna, a toddler not, turns to like and luxury within the type of Jan, a courageous patriot and architect of democracy, unaware that her attractive and enigmatic cousin Zofia has already set her points of interest at the good-looking younger fighter. therefore Anna walks unwittingly into Zofia's jealous wrath and darkly sinister intentions. compelled to outlive a number of tragic occasions, a lot of them orchestrated by means of the artful Zofia, a reinforced Anna starts off to benefit to put herself within the approach of destiny--for love and for state. Heeding the proud spirit of her past due father, Anna turns into an incredible participant within the struggle opposed to the international locations who come to partition her loved Poland.
PUSH no longer THE RIVER relies at the real eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived in the course of the upward thrust and fall of the ancient 3rd of may possibly structure. brilliant, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable tale of the metamorphosis of a nation--and of a proud and resilient younger lady.