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Gilmore, Olesya Salnikova, author. 227145
THE HAUNTING OF MOSCOW HOUSE / Olesya Salnikova Gilmore.
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Gothic fiction.
Horror fiction.
Ghost stories.
"In this elegant gothic horror tale set in post-revolutionary Russia, two once aristocratic sisters race to uncover their family's long-buried secrets in a house haunted by a past that is dangerous - and deadly - to remember. It is the summer of 1921, anda group of Bolsheviks have taken over Irina and Lili Goliteva's ancestral home in Moscow, a stately mansion falling into disrepair and decay. The remaining members of their aristocratic family are ordered to move into the cramped attic, while the officials take over an entire wing of grand rooms downstairs. The sisters understand it is the way of things and know they must forget their noble upbringing to make their way in this new Soviet Russia. But the house begins to whisper of a traumatic past not asdead as they thought. Eager to escape it and their unwelcome new landlords, Irina and Lili find jobs with the recently arrived American Relief Administration, meant to ease the post-revolutionary famine in Russia. For the sisters, the ARA provides much-needed food and employment, as well as a chance for sensible Irina to help those less fortunate and artistic Lili to express herself for a good cause. It might just lead them to love, too. But at home, the spirits of their deceased family awaken, desperateto impart what really happened to them during the Revolution. Soon one of the officials living in the house is found dead. Was his death caused by something supernatural, or by someone all too human? And are Irina and Lili and their family next? Only unearthing the frightening secrets of Moscow House will reveal all. But this means the sisters must dig deep into a past no one in Russia except the dead are allowed to remember"-- Provided by publisher.
BAPH771 -- Des Moines Public Library (Des Moines)

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