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The Orphan Sky — Available February 2015

The Orphan Sky by Ella Leya - Sourcebooks Book Club


Genre:Contemporary Fiction


Binding: Trade Paper


For Book Clubs Who Loved:And the Mountains Echoed, The Orphan Master’s Son, In the Shadow of the Banyan

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You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for The Orphan Sky

“I could hear the music while reading this extraordinary book. The Orphan Sky has everything a reader could want: the thrill of young romance, the tension of spying, and a window into a fascinating culture along with a glimpse into the captivating past of Azerbaijan.” —Deborah Rodriguez, author of New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School and Margarita Wednesdays

About the Book

All In 1979 Azerbaijan, young piano prodigy Leila Badalbeili receives an order from her Communist mentor—to spy on a suspicious music shop. When she meets the shop’s owner, a rebellious young painter, the veneer of the Communist world she once believed in begins to crack. Just as Leila begins to fall in love, she’s discovered by her comrades and forced to make an impossible choice. Set at the crossroads of Turkish, Persian and Russian cultures as the red banner of Communism bared down and the West beckoned, The Orphan Sky lyrically reveals one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world.

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Quick Book Club Food and Beverage Guide

Best Book Club Snacks: Pomegranate sherbet, assorted nut mix (we suggest almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts), fruit tray (we suggest plums, cherries, apricots, and grapes)

Best Wine: Fruit wine; We suggest: Nalewka Babuni Cherry, Von Jakob Winery Jonathan Apple, Wyldewood Cellars Sweet Elderberry

Best Beer: Russian lager; We suggest: Baltika No 3 Classic, Nevskoye Imperial

Best Coffee: Fair Trade Coffee; We suggest: Peace Coffee Morning Glory Breakfast Blend, Grounds for Change Agate Pass Blend, Dean’s Beans Arctic Sunrise

Best Tea: Black tea; We suggest: Adagio Black Dragon Pearls, Twinnings Earl Grey, Imperial Vanilla Black

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