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The Secrets We Kept

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The CIA has many ways to execute their top secret missions - even plucking an unsuspecting secretary out of her typing pool to infiltrate their most formidable enemy. At the height of the Cold War, Irina is sent on an assignment that will change her life, and the world, forever. Her goal - to join forces with expert spy Sally Forrester in the USSR to smuggle out the greatest love story ever written, in an attempt to win over the adversary’s oppressed people. Sound too crazy to be true? Lara Prescott gives us an inside look at the journey to bring this mind-blowing tale of intrigue, love and loyalty to life, and the incredible true story that inspired her acclaimed debut novel.
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<club-landing-h3>The Inspiration For The Novel<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>After finding out about the CIA's hidden history of using the novel Doctor Zhivago as a weapon during the Cold War, Lara Prescott knew she found the inspiration for her novel The Secrets We Kept.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Love Stories And Secret Affairs<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Entangling love affairs throughout her novel, Lara Prescott discusses how added tragic romance enhanced the backdrop of the the poligical upheaval in The Secrets We Kept.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Background<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Lara discusses her background growing up in western Pennsylvania and how she came to her love of writing.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Anxiety, Debut Novels, And The Hype Machine<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>When dealing with anxiety while writing, Lara walks through her approach and how the process of her debut novel helped pave a path for her career.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Power Of Words<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Whether spoken or unspoken, words hold tremendous power. Lara delves into how she utilized the power of words for her characters and throughout the novel.<club-landing-paragraph>

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