Author: James Conroyd Martin

Category: Popular Fiction

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Looking for historical fiction that will transport you to another time and place? One with the sweep of a

Doctor Zhivago


Gone with the Wind


Based on the diary of a countess, this story will enthrall you.

A book club favorite and IPPI Gold Medal Winner!

Anna and Zofia~two cousins~different as sun from shade.

One chooses love and patriotism~the other, deceit and treason.

And yet~love binds them even as their country hurtles toward the abyss.

Suddenly alone in the world, Anna falls prey to the schemes of Cousin Zofia even as she falls in love with Jan, a patriot ready to put his life on the line for Poland’s Constitution. Zofia refuses to submit to an arranged marriage and will go to any lengths to avoid it, no matter who it may hurt.Based on a true diary

, "Push Not the River

contains all the sweep and romance of the classic romantic epics, such as

Gone with the Wind


Doctor Zhivago

, with a heroine who remains strong in the face of both personal and political tragedy....Anna Maria's story is at once timeless and timely." --India Edghill, author of




A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style,

Push Not the River

is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries without and divided loyalties within. At the vulnerable age of seventeen, Lady Anna Maria loses both of her parents and must leave to go to live with relatives, thrusting her into a world of love and hate, loyalty and deceit. Even kind Aunt Stella, Anna's guardian who personifies Poland's courage and spirit, can't protect Anna from the uncertain future of the country.Anna turns to love and comfort in Jan, a brave patriot and architect of democracy, unaware that her beautiful and enigmatic cousin Zofia has already set her sights on the handsome young fighter. Thus Anna walks unwittingly into Zofia's jealous wrath and darkly sinister intentions. Surviving several tragic events, some orchestrated by the crafty Zofia, a strengthened Anna learns to place herself in the way of destiny--for love and for country. Heeding the proud spirit of her father, Anna becomes a major player in the fight against the countries who come to partition her beloved Poland.

Push Not the River

is based on the eighteenth-century diary of Anna Maria Berezowski, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the Third of May Constitution. Vivid, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable story of the metamorphosis of a nation--and of a valiant and resilient young woman.