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Academy Chicago Publishers
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Marina Antropow Cramer is a freelance writer born in postwar Germany into a family of Russian refugees. She is the author of Roads and Marfa's River. Her work has appeared in Blackbird, Istanbul Literary Review, and Wilderness House Literary Review. She lives in Slate Hill, New York.
"With more than apt characterization, Cramer explores characters' adaptability as social critique." --ForeWord Magazine
"A broad, moving novel of a family's creation, migration, dispersal and reconnection through war and its aftermath." --Russian Life
"First-time novelist Cramer, the daughter of Russian refugees, chooses a different tack from the many similarly plotted WWII novels via the Crimean setting, non-Jewish refugees, and a Russian perspective."--Booklist Online
"Style derives not from emotionally-charged prose but from elegant syntax and precise word choice... Highly recommended."--Historical Novels Review
"It is well researched, the characters are unforgettable, and the plot takes so many twists that the readers is tied in knots at times trying to imagine how anyone survived at all."--Story Circle Reviews
"A dark tale told with elegant prose, this novel offers an intimate portrayal of refugees navigating unknown turf in an unfamiliar time."--Chronogram
"Like The Madonnas of Leningrad, Marina Antropow Cramer's sweeping novel brings to life the suffering of ordinary Russians during World War II. With richly evoked compassion, Roads shows us the power of family and love to survive in the face of devastation." --Laurie Lico Albanese, author of Stolen Beauty

"Riveting, heartbreaking, and beautifully written, Roads takes us deep into the black heart of Nazi Germany, finding not only horror and despair but a stubborn and tenacious hope and a kind of clarity about what it means to be human." --Christina Baker Kline, number one New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World

"The characters are strongly drawn and fascinating... Cramer's writing is lush and poetic with a refreshing edge." --Shelf Awareness