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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrienne Sharp Narrator: Rachel Botchan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Booklist called Adrienne Sharp's White Swan, Black Swan, her acclaimed collection of short stories focusing on the world of dance, breathtaking in a starred review. Here Sharp returns once again to the stage in a beautifully crafted tale of love, ambition, and a country's growing political unrest.

Now 99 years old and living in Paris, former prima ballerina of the Russian Imperial Ballet Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs. At the age of 17, Mathilde caught the eye of Nicholas II, and the two began a passionate affair. But once Nicholas became tsar and married, Mathilde was cast out of his life. Heartbroken, Mathilde began affairs with two of Nicholas cousins. Yet she never forgot where her heart truly lay. A grandiose portrait of Russia before the fall of the house of Romanov, The True Memoirs of Little K effortlessly blends historical fact with sumptuous fiction. Sharp's elegant prose is perfectly captured here by narrator Rachel Botchan.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/20/2011

    " Absolutely marvelous descriptions of tsarist culture in late Tsarist St. Petersburg. Meticulous historical research, sparkling writing, shrewd protagonist who still manages to give in to her flaws

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 4/25/2011

    " historical fiction, based on nicholas and alexandra's russia - wonderful subject - fascinating characters. Yet, at times, too much for me, got bogged down in the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 4/22/2011

    " Very interesting story. A lot of history about the Russian ballet dancers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leeann | 3/26/2011

    " Interesting take on what it meant to be young, beautiful, and priviledged in tzarist Russia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 3/5/2011

    " I quite enjoyed this book. Would have given it 3 1/2 stars if an option. BUT, considering books I've given a 3, thought this deserved a four. May rethink. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/16/2011

    " I really didn't like Little K and found her to be an unreliable narrator. But now I want to read more about Nicholas II and Alexandria. What a fascinating time in history! As I was reading, I kept jumping to wikipedia to see what parts were true! "

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About the Author
Author Adrienne Sharp

Adrienne Sharp entered the world of ballet at age seven and trained at the prestigious Harkness Ballet in New York. She received her MA with honors from the Writing Seminars at John Hopkins University, her MPW from the University of Southern California, and was awarded a Henry Hoyns Fellowship at the University of Virginia. She has been a fiction fellow at MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Squaw Valley Writers Conference.

About the Narrator

Rachel Botchan holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Pearl Theater Company in New York. She and her husband live in New York City.