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Author Standiford, Natalie author.

Title The boy on the bridge / by Natalie Standiford.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Fiction  HI F Standiford    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 248 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Study Program AR UG RL 4.4 PTS 8 159689EN
Contents Gypsies on the bridge -- Lenin spelled backward -- Russian telephone etiquette -- Meeting at the House of Books -- Breaking the rules -- Adventures in Berioska Shopping -- Apartment picnic -- Party at Alyosha's -- Winter in the summer garden -- Women's Day -- The fisherman and the Little Golden Fish -- The doll and the keys -- Dostoyesky's house -- Surprise -- Midnight train to Moscow -- A visitor in the cemetery -- Interrogation -- To the dacha -- Written in water -- The light's source is a secret -- Reading the future -- Dress shopping with Olga -- Change of heart -- Empty -- Ransacked -- Little Golden Fish grant me a wish -- Customs -- Acknowledgments.
Summary "Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia--a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right? As June approaches--when Laura must return to the United States--Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She's only nineteen and doesn't think she's ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn't she take it?"-- From publisher description.
Subject Reid, Laura (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Nikolayev, Alexei Mikhailovich "Alyosha" (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
American students -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.
Foreign study -- Fiction.
Dissenters -- Fiction.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1953-1985 -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1970-1991 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.
ISBN 9780545334815

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