The People's Act of Love

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
127 Reviews

Set in a time of great social upheaval, warfare, and terrorism, and against a stark, lawless Siberia at the end of the Russian Revolution, The People’s Act of Love portrays the fragile coexistence of a beautiful, independent mother raising her son alone, a megalomaniac Czech captain and his restless regiment, and a mystical separatist Christian sect. When a mysterious, charismatic stranger trudges into their snowy village with a frighteningly outlandish story to tell, its balance is shaken to the core.

  

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Superb storytelling! - Goodreads
The writing wasn't so wonderful, unfortunately. - Goodreads
Overall though--very intriguing plot. - Goodreads
Wow. This book blew me away with its prose and scope. - Goodreads
Great pace throughout. - Goodreads
Meek is an excellent writer. - Goodreads

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Superb storytelling! Absolutely brilliant! Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Hakimian - Goodreads

A strange book, a bit of a slog in places but worth it in the end. I was taken by the real history behind the story. Read full review

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