White Birch Tree

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:

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Volume 2, dust jacket:

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The cloth covers of both volumes look thusly:

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