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The Memory Keeper of Kyiv by Erin Litteken

Genre: Historical Fiction

Tour Dates: 16th - 22nd May 2022

Publication Date: 16th May 2022

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone Novel

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Types of post available: Review Only

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In the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimagines their story.


In 1929, Katya is 16 years old, surrounded by family and in love with the boy next door. When Stalin’s activists arrive in her village, it’s just a few, a little pressure to join the collective. But soon neighbors disappear, those who speak out are never seen again and every new day is uncertain.

Resistance has a price, and as desperate hunger grips the countryside, survival seems more a dream than a possibility. But, even in the darkest times, love beckons.

Seventy years later, a young widow discovers her grandmother’s journal, one that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her family’s haunted past.


This is a story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor.


May we never forget, lest history repeat itself.


A share of proceeds will be donated to DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

About Erin Litteken

Erin Litteken is a debut novelist with a degree in history and a passion for research. At a young age, she was enthralled by stories of her family’s harrowing experiences in Ukraine before, during and after World War II. Her first historical fiction title, drawing on those experiences, will be published by Boldwood in June 2022.  She lives in Illinois, USA with her husband and children.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

16th May

  1. Book Escapes with BabsW67

  2. Kathrynbooksville

  3. Bibliophileverse

17th May

  1. eamons


  3. Ceri's Little Blog

18th May

  1. Lis Carey's Library


  3. Stacey Hammond

19th May

  1. Lisa's Reading

  2. Captured on Film

  3. Joyful Antidotes

20th May

  1. My Reading Getaway

  2. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

  3. Over The Rainbow Book Blog

21st May

  1. The Page Ladies

  2. All things bookie

  3. Ginger Book Geek

22nd May

  1. Niki Preston

  2. girl-who-reads

  3. Bookaddictnaomi

23rd May

  1. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

  2. Just bringing books to life

  3. Aurora Book Reading

24th May

  1. sharon beyond the books

  2. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  3. Vegan Book Blogger

25th May

  1. @wendyreadsbooks on Instagram

  2. Inspiredbypmdd

  3. Helen Rebecca Reads

26th May

  1. Karen's Book Bag

  2. Mother Daughter Bookworms

  3. Scotsbookworm

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