SPOILER ALERT - Don't read unless you've reached 34% on your reading device - or the Germans have gotten close enough to hear the bombs - but not so close that they are evacuating.
I just had to point out how fantastic Paullina Simons' writing is. "It was a small solace to think the gunfire wasn't as close as it had been at Luga. Alexander wasn't as close as he had been at Luga either."
Everything this woman says hits HARD. I feel like I grew up with Tatiana...it's written that well.
ALSO - remember I said I hear words and they remind me of the book? I was in yoga yesterday and my instructor was talking about her daughter taking part in an Ellis Island event at school...and she said she had to dress up and was wearing a "babushka". Of course I immediately perked up...and then could think of nothing but Alexander during Downward Dog.
And speaking of "Babushka"...Babushka #2 is moving in with them! No more Dasha telling Tania to hit the road while she spends time alone with Alexander! How much does that rock??? I cannot allow myself to believe anything hard core is going on in that room. If he can't even be with one of the barracks floozies (aka Dasha) at the barracks - how can he bring himself to be with Dasha??