The Nesting Dolls

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Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date
5.36 X 8.05 X 0.97 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author

Alina Adams is the New York Times bestselling author of soap opera tie-ins, romance novels, and figure skating mysteries. She has worked as a creative content producer for As the World Turns and Guiding Light; was part of the All My Children and One Life to Live reboots; and has been a writer, producer, and skating researcher for ABC, NBC, TNT, ESPN and Lifetime TV. Alina immigrated to the United States with her family from Odessa, USSR, in 1977. She lives in New York City with her husband, Scott, and their three children. Visit her online at


The Nesting Dolls is a vividly rendered, sweeping historical novel. Alina Adams deftly portrays three generations of women, beautifully weaving their coming of age stories about love, sacrifice, family, and ultimately survival. I absolutely devoured this compulsively readable gem of a novel.” -- Jillan Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

“A moving saga of three generations of women determined to triumph over the forces of history no matter the cost. The Nesting Dolls is memorable story of courage that is both inspiring and bittersweet.” -- David R. Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of City of Women and Annelies

"Adams's finely detailed historical romance . . . follows five generations of headstrong, passionate Jewish women. . . . The author's wry Soviet-Jewish humor enlivens the well-developed characters, who make fatal mistakes as well as selfless sacrifices. This is a satisfying, life-affirming saga." -- Publishers Weekly

"Mesmerizing . . . Adams' sweeping tale offers captivating explorations of her characters and their complexities, particularly when it comes to their struggles between the pull of the heart and the realities in which they live." -- Booklist

"A fascinating multigeneration tale . . . Adams combines rich historical detail with an engrossing narrative." -- World Magazine

"Utterly rich and satisfying. The Nesting Dolls by Alina Adams takes us on the complicated path through the fascinating history of Communist Russia and Russian immigration to the United States in that rarest of literary treats: a multi-generational saga in which each character feels true, each turn of circumstances rings both surprising and inevitable, and the final page leaves you wanting to turn back to the first and read it again." -- Meg Waite Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London