Book Recommendation: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

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Book Recommendation: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

I enjoyed reading The Diamond Eye (2022), a work of historical fiction based on a true story, by California author Kate Quinn, and highly recommend this selection for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel.

About the Book

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.

**Ukrainian place names are listed in-text in THE DIAMOND EYE with the Russian spelling, since that is the terminology Lyudmila Pavlichenko would have known and used in her lifetime.**

 

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 a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books 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. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.

 

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Comments (8)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... this is a book I will definitely pick up to read. I'd heard about it not that long ago, but for some reason forgot about it.

May 26, 2022 04:30 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. You are correct with your advice yesterday. This one is going to the top of the list after I finish some Stuart Woods books. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

May 26, 2022 05:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The Diamond Eye sounds like a great read for the bookworms out there, Roy.  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

May 28, 2022 01:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

May 30, 2022 04:44 AM