By James Conroyd Martin
A wide ranging and epic novel within the grand romantic sort, 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 everyone is being torn aside by means of neighboring nations and divided loyalties. it's then, on the younger and susceptible age of seventeen, whilst woman Anna Maria Berezowska loses either one of her mom and dad and needs to depart the one domestic she has ever identified.
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 loss of life. Even type Aunt Stella, Anna's new mum or dad who quickly involves personify Poland's braveness and spirit, can't guard Anna from the doubtful way forward for the rustic.
Anna, a baby not, turns to like and luxury within the kind 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. pressured to outlive a number of tragic occasions, lots of them orchestrated through the artful Zofia, a bolstered Anna starts off to benefit to put herself within the method of destiny--for love and for nation. Heeding the proud spirit of her overdue father, Anna turns into an incredible participant within the struggle opposed to the nations who come to partition her liked Poland.
PUSH now not THE RIVER is predicated at the actual eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived during the upward thrust and fall of the ancient 3rd of may well structure. bright, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable tale of the metamorphosis of a nation--and of a proud and resilient younger girl.