The Winter Palace

The Winter Palace

A Novel of Catherine the Great

By Eva Stachniak

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410447425, 655pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2012

From an award-winning author comes this passionate novel that illuminates, as only fiction can, the early life of one of history's boldest women. "The Winter Palace" tells the epic story of Catherine the Great's improbable rise to power--as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible servant close to the throne.

About the Author
EVA STACHNIAK was born in Wroclaw, Poland, arriving in Canada in 1981 on an English scholarship to McGill University. Her first short story, "Marble Heroes," was published by the Antigonish Review in the summer of 1994, and her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. Her fiction is the result of her fascination with the ways history and culture shape our lives. Eva Stachniak lives in Toronto.