The Raskin Family

The Raskin Family

A Novel

Dmitry Stonov, Leonid Stonov, Leonid Stonov, Konstantin Gurevich, Helen Anderson


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  • A unique and rare perspective of Jewish life in the Russian Empire, with the main character being a wealthy entrepreneur engaged in agriculture

  • Compelling and sympathetic characters

  • Well written, with a good sense of humor; reads well

  • Early 20th century history of Russia, revolution, and war through the eyes of contemporaries

  • The author was a close friend of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia’s literary giant


Dmitry Stonov:

Dmitry Stonov (1898-1962) was a Soviet literary author and a war correspondent in World War II. Because of his ties to the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, he spent over five years in the Gulag (1949-1954). He published a dozen books and many short stories, some autobiographical.