White Birch Tree – M. Bubennov
Another novel, classic Socialist Realism. Set during the Great Patriotic War, focusing on a young soldier and his partisan wife. This book deals carefully with the retreat at the beginning of the Nazi invasion, and later focuses in the necessity of patriotic anger as a motivating force in the defence of the motherland. Stalin himself features in the final scene. From 1954. Stalin Prize winner.
Author’s biography here: http://www.sovlit.com/bios/bubennov
This book was published in two volumes, volume 1:
Volume 2, dust jacket:
The cloth covers of both volumes look thusly: