Beginning in a small village on the Chineseâ€“Russian border in the final days of World War II, this novel tells the story of a mother and daughter separated by war. In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia's Communist revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to live.
â€˜White Gardeniaâ€™ sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous, decadent Shanghai to the harshness of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price of survival too high? And will they ever find each other again?
â€˜Captivating.â€™ Daily Telegraph
â€˜A passionate and powerful family saga.â€™ Australian Womenâ€™s Weekly
â€˜Depicts vividly the powerful, lifelong bond between mothers and daughters.â€™ Paullina Simons
Publication date: 18/06/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||18th June 2007|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Belinda Alexandra is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Australian father, and has lived in New York, California and Melbourne. She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing and a BA in Asain Studies. She currently lives in Sydney and enjoys ballroom dancing and studying French. She is also a volunteer rescuer witht he NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Services. Belinda met her husband while learning the tango, which was part of the research for WILD LAVENDER.More About Belinda Alexandra