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The diamond eye : a novel

Quinn, Kate (author.).

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history's deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son--but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper--a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour. Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC--until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life. Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062943514
  • ISBN: 0062943510
  • ISBN: 9780063226142
  • Physical Description: print
    435 pages : illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map printed on end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 434-435).
Subject: Pavlychenko, Li͡udmyla Mykhaĭlivna 1916-1974 Fiction
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962 Fiction
Pavlychenko, Li͡udmyla Mykhaĭlivna 1916-1974
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
Pavlychenko, L͡iudmyla Mykha-livna 1916-1974 Fiction
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962 Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Soviet Union Fiction
Snipers Fiction
Women soldiers Fiction
Librarians Russia Fiction
Tireurs isolés Romans, nouvelles, etc
Femmes militaires Romans, nouvelles, etc
Bibliothécaires Russie Romans, nouvelles, etc
FICTION / Historical / World War II
FICTION / War & Military
Women soldiers
Snipers Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
War stories
Spy stories
Soviet Union
Russia History 1917-1991, Soviet Union Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Spy fiction.
Fictional Work.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Spy stories.
War stories.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Spy fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library F QUINN (Text) 000166079 Fiction Checked out 02/23/2024

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