The Last Station by Jay Parini

The Last Station

Jay Parini

The peaceful surroundings and the beautiful Russian countryside, successfully captured by the author, are a stark contrast to the turbulent feelings and unresolved conflict between the main characters. Might tempt you to try some Tolstoy having read a bit about his life in this mix of fact and fiction.

Was she weeping? Slightly. Her eyes caught the evening sun and absorbed it's redness. They were watery, as many-sided as a gem. Her blonde hair, too, turned a little pink in the strange, beautiful light. I wanted to touch that hair. I let my palm graze the delicate substance.
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