The Diamond Eye: A Novel

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The Diamond Eye: A Novel

By  Kate Quinn
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The 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 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.

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of Southern California, she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, The Rose Code, and The Diamond Eye. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in California with three black rescue dogs.

My favorite historical of and in a long time! Based on the real women snipers in the Soviet army during WWII - what really drives this is Quinn's ability to draw out complex feelings and character dynamics. Our heroine Mila navigates the sniper battles in Europe and press events in the U.S. while engaged in a deadly cat and mouse with an old enemy. - Recommended by Jordan

ISBN: 9780063144705

ISBN-10: 9780063144705

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication Date: 03/14/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/14/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 448

Language: English


Fiction / Historical / World War II

Fiction / War & Military

Fiction / Women

Fiction / Friendship

Fiction / Family Life

Fiction / Biographical

Drama / American

Fiction / Thrillers / Military

Fiction / Holidays

Fiction / Literary