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The Boy on the Bridge

By Natalie author Standiford

A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War.

Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia--a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right?

As June approaches--when Laura must return to the United States--Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She's only nineteen and doesn't think she's ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn't she take it?

Format

Book

Availability

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1 available at Sandhills
  • TF Standiford, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780545334815


Format: Book
Author: Standiford, Natalie author
Summary: It is 1982 and nineteen-year-old Laura Reid is spending a semester in Leningrad studying Russian, but when she meets Alyosha she discovers the dissident Russia--a world of wild parties, underground books and music, love, and constant danger.
Title: The boy on the bridge / by Natalie Standiford.
Publisher Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
Subject: American students -- Soviet Union -- Teen fiction. Foreign study -- Teen fiction. Dissenters -- Teen fiction. Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social life and customs -- Teen fiction. Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1970-1991 -- Teen fiction. Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Teen fiction. Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction. Soviet Union -- History -- 1953-1985 -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780545334815 (hardcover) 0545334810 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Standiford
Oclc: 808810667
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Bib Id: 458948

Format: Book
Author: Standiford, Natalie author.
Summary: It is 1982 and nineteen-year-old Laura Reid is spending a semester in Leningrad studying Russian, but when she meets Alyosha she discovers the dissident Russia--a world of wild parties, underground books and music, love, and constant danger.
Title: The boy on the bridge / by Natalie Standiford.
Edition: 1st edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
Description: 248 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects: American students -- Soviet Union -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Foreign study -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Dissenters -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social life and customs -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1970-1991 -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Soviet Union -- History -- 1953-1985 -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012033037
ISBN: 9780545334815 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0545334810 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Standiford