Olga Hendrikoff Reflects Upon Life During WWI, WWII in New Book

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"A Countess in Limbo" shares being held at gunpoint by Nazis, losing brother in Russian gulag.

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Spanning the Russian Revolution, World War I and World War II in France, Olga Hendrikoff’s “A Countess In Limbo: Diaries in War and Revolution” (published by Archway Publishing) demonstrates the uncertainty, horror and hope of daily life in the midst of turmoil.

Edited by Hendrikoff’s great-niece, Suzanne Carscallen, Hendrikoff chronicles the loss of her brother in the Russian gulag, finding her sister-in-law murdered with the Russian Imperial family, and being robbed at gunpoint and accused of being a spy by the Nazis.

Hendrikoff also speaks of the day-to-day existence that continues during wartime: ration cards and food restrictions, the black market and the struggle to survive another day. Her reflections provide insight into life and humanity in the face of war.

Carscallen hopes readers will pick up on her great-aunt’s life philosophy: “We can all learn something from it,” she says. “Her message is one of peace, hope and forgiveness.”

“A Countess in Limbo”
By Olga Hendrikoff
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 420 pages | ISBN 9781480835368
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 420 pages | ISBN 9781480835375
E-Book | 420 pages | ISBN 9781480835382
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Olga Hendrikoff was born in 1892 in Voronezh, Russia, and attended the famous Smolny Institute. In 1914, she married Count Peter Hendrikoff just as World War I began. In the ensuing years, Hendrikoff lived in Constantinople, Rome, Paris and Philadelphia. She spent her last 20 years in Calgary. Hendrikoff died in 1987. More information is available at http://www.acountessinlimbo.com.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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