Hotel Moscow

A Novel

by Talia Carner

On Sale: 06/02/2015

Hotel Moscow

A Novel

by Talia Carner

On Sale: 06/02/2015


About the Book

From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a mesmerizing, thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of an American woman—the daughter of Holocaust survivors—who travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism, and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy that could irrevocably destroy her life.

Brooke Fielding, a thirty-eight year old New York investment manager and daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, finds her life suddenly upended in late September 1993 when her job is unexpectedly put in jeopardy. Brooke accepts an invitation to join a friend on a mission to Moscow to teach entrepreneurial skills to Russian business women, which will also give her a chance to gain expertise in the new, vast emerging Russian market. Though excited by the opportunity to save her job and be one of the first Americans to visit Russia after the fall of communism, she also wonders what awaits her in the country that persecuted her mother just a generation ago.

Inspired by the women she meets, Brooke becomes committed to helping them investigate the crime that threatens their businesses. But as the uprising of the Russian parliament against President Boris Yeltsin turns Moscow into a volatile war zone, Brooke will find that her involvement comes at a high cost. For in a city where “capitalism” is still a dirty word, where neighbors spy on neighbors and the new economy is in the hands of a few dangerous men, nothing Brooke does goes unnoticed—and a mistake in her past may now compromise her future.

A moving, poignant, and rich novel, Hotel Moscow is an eye-opening portrait of post-communist Russia and a profound exploration of faith, family, and heritage.

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Critical Praise

“Carner deftly mixes in the changing landscape of Russia with an emotional story about a woman coming to terms with her heritage.” - South Florida Sun Sentinel

“Action-packed, steamy and suspenseful.” - Jerusalem Post

“An eye-opening exposé of life following the collapse of the Iron Curtain...Vividly drawn characters and taut suspense add up to a real-life dystopian page-turner of the un-put-downable variety.” - Library Journal

“Talia Carner sweeps us away along with her brave and determined heroine to an exotic and complex time and place, and keeps us riveted with the tension and dangers of international intrigue. A real page-turner!” - Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Cold Heart

“With the urgency of a thriller and the sharp, atmospheric lens of a great documentary, HOTEL MOSCOW hurls you into the vortex of the corrupt, outlaw world of the Soviet Union morphing into modern Russia. A fascinating and ultimately gripping read!” - Andrew Gross, New York Times-bestselling author of One Mile Under

“HOTEL MOSCOW is bold and breathless. A smart story about a fearless New York woman who arrives in Russia with more baggage than she knows, it explores both the personal and the political with compelling prose, heartfelt insights and gripping action. An impressive achievement!” - Ellen Meister, author of Farewell, Dorothy Parker

Praise for Jerusalem Maiden: “Talia Carner uses beautiful language, exquisite storytelling, and detailed research to transport the reader into the world of old Jerusalem...This is a book to savor and discuss.” - Jewish Book World, on Jerusalem Maiden

“A fascinating look at a little-known culture and time...Tuck JERUSALEM MAIDEN in your beach bag.” - Minneapolis Star Tribune, on Jerusalem Maiden

“A welcome glimpse into a little-understood world.” - Kirkus Reviews, on Jerusalem Maiden

“A gripping read. Rich with insight and detail, as well as drama and emotion...this book deftly explores a chapter in history that is little understood much less written about.” - Rodney Barker, author of Dancing with the Devil: Sex, Espionage and the U.S. Marines

“HOTEL MOSCOW is a tantalizing book full of corruption, extortion, and shocking treatment of women -- and that is just the tip of the Russian iceberg. Talia Carner’s engaging style draws you in with its powerful description of life in Russia twenty months after the fall of communism.” - Deborah Rodriguez, author of The Kabul Beauty School

“A heroine both glamorous and smart, hard-driving and compassionate, Brooke Fielding -- American investment counselor and daughter of Holocaust survivors - travels through the looking glass of Russia, 1993, when the country was lurching toward capitalism, women were coming into their own, and danger lurked around every corner...Sweeping and suspenseful.” - Roy Hoffman, author of the novels Chicken Dreaming Corn and Come Landfall

“A finely-drawn tale of a country emerging from its dark Soviet past into a present overshadowed by a new kind of terror and lawless corruption... Will keep the reader mesmerized.” - Nelson DeMille


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062388599
  • ISBN 10: 0062388592
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 06/02/2015
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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