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Award winning novelist,
ALLA CRONE, has been writing books since 1982. Eight of her novels were published, and she is now working on a new historical novel.
Alla was born in Harbin, Manchuria, of a Russian mother and a German father.
As a teenager she and her family moved to Shanghai, China where she lived during the
After World War II she married a U.S. Army medical officer and came to the United
States. She was later widowed, then remarried, and now resides in Santa Rosa, California
with her husband, a retired college president.
Bilingual in English and Russian, Alla is a popular lecturer and gives talks to promote
her books and describe her experiences during her many trips to Russia where she
interviewed private citizens and visited their homes.
|Four of the above novels won various awards. Three were translated into Italian and published in Italy. WINDS OVER MANCHURIA was translated into Russian and published in Russia. It was also translated (unauthorized) into Chinese and serialized in a newspaper in China. Excerpts from two of her works were published in periodicals in Russia. Alla Crone was interviewed by Voice of America and the interview was subsequently broadcast.
East Lies the Sun
was an immediate success...an exciting book...historically accurate (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
Another Zhivagian epic (Russian River News)
Alla Crones byline will be eagerly sought by readers...the book brims with the authentic flavor of the time (Sonoma Index Tribune).
Winds Over Manchuria
A thrilling odyssey...the plot is vivid and intrinsic (National League of American Pen Women).
North of the Moon
Three novels about history, culture and romance in the Soviet Union have propelled Alla Crone into national attention. North of the Moon captures the sweep and passion of the period and the authenticity is remarkable (San Mateo Times).
Legacy of Amber
The Other Side of Life
It's a gripping novel, riveting in so many ways. Alla Crone describes so deftly the setting, whether in the out-of-doors - breathtaking, the finest writing - or in one of her lavish court scenes. If you resonate with the poetry of her prose, you will delight in this novel. If you relish being transported to the palaces of princes and kings, this novel will send you thither. It's a heart-warming, mind-bending, soul-engaging trip. (Patsy Garlan, author (Viking Press, Prentice Hall, The Atlantic Monthly)
Captive of Silence
Alla Crone has written a touching, poignant novel that reads like an autobiography. Told in
the first person by Nina who speaks to us as her confidants about her life from birth to the present,
we learn her most intimate secrets. The historic events of Nina's life give us a personal peek into
20th century world history: her family was an eyewitness to the Russian Revolution, to the Russian
outpost in Manchuria, to Shanghai during the Japanese occupation in WWII. We can easily identify with
Nina and listen to her story that she tells us, her readers, how life has been for her. A powerful
and courageous book! (Kate Farrell, author)
ALLA CRONE ON THE WEB
All of her books can be ordered from:
Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Yahoo.com, Kindle,
and other local bookstores.
Further inquiries may be addressed directly to Alla Crone
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