Zoya by Danielle Steel

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Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution  and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to  the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire  world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the   Ballet Russe in Paris. And then, when life is kind to her,  Zoya moves on to a new and glittering life in New York. The  days of ease are all too brief as the Depression strikes, and  she loses everything yet again. It is her career, and the man she  meets in the course of it, which ultimately save her, as she  rebuilds her life through the war years and beyond. And it is  her family that comes to mean everything to her. From the roaring twenties to  the 1980's, Zoya remains a rare and spirited  woman whose legacy will live on.


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About Danielle Steel

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Best-selling novelist Danielle Steel was born in New York City on August 14, 1947. She spent much of her early years in France where as a child she was often included in her parents dinner parties giving her a chance to observe the habits and lives of the wealthy and famous. She was raised in both N.Y. city and Europe by her father. She started writing stories as a child and by her teens had started writing poetry. She attended and graduated from Lycee Francais de New York. she studied literature, design, and fashion design - first at Parsons School of design and later at New York University. Her first novel Going Home was published in 1972. She also wrote children's fiction - authoring a series of 10 illustrated books entitled Max and Martha series aiming to help children face real life problems. In 2002 Danielle Steel was decorated by the French government as an "Officer" of the Order des Arts et des Letters, for her contributions to world culture. Her novels have been translated into 28 languages and are found in 47countries. Twenty-one of her novels have been adapted into TV movies or miniseries.
 
Published February 24, 2009 by Dell. 514 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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