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Elizabeth Kiem


Elizabeth Kiem

Elizabeth Kiem studied Russian language and literature at Columbia University and lived in Russia for four years immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her nonfiction work can be read all over the world wide web. DANCER, DAUGHTER, TRAITOR, SPY is her first novel. She lives in New York.

Elizabeth Kiem

Books by Elizabeth Kiem

by Elizabeth Kiem - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

The year is 1958, and sixteen-year-old Svetlana is stuck in a Moscow orphanage designated for the unwanted children of Stalin’s enemies. Ballet is her obsession and salvation, her only hope at shedding a tainted family past. When she is invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet --- the crown jewel of Russian culture and the pride of the Soviet Union --- her dreams appear to have been realized. But she quickly learns that nobody’s past or secrets are safe.

by Elizabeth Kiem - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

When Lana’s friend and chief rival in the world famous Bolshoi ballet is brutally attacked, Lana is given her coveted solo --- an unlikely stroke of luck that makes Lana the chief suspect. When another young dancer is struck down on the day of her debut, Lana becomes the prime suspect in not one, but two attacks. On the run and still in the dark, Lana puts her trust in Levshik, a man who claims to know secrets about her mother's pas, and his alluring young bodyguard, Roma. 

by Elizabeth Kiem

Marina is born of privilege. Her mother, Sveta, is the Soviet Union's prima ballerina. But Sveta is afflicted with a mysterious second sight and becomes obsessed with exposing a horrific state secret. Then she disappears. Fearing for their lives, Marina and her father defect to Brooklyn. Now Marina must navigate the web of intrigue surrounding her mother's disappearance, her ability, and exactly whom she can --- and can't --- trust.