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    "Windsor Armstrong is a polished, Harvard-educated African American professor of Russian literature. Her son, Pushkin X, is an exceedingly famous pro football player, an achievement that impresses his mother not at all. Even more distressing, however, her beloved son has just become engaged to a gorgeous white Russian emigre who also happens to be a lap dancer." "For Windsor this predicament is no laughing matter. Determined to get to the bottom of it, she embarks on a journey into her own rich past to her Motown childhood, where the Temptations danced across the stage and love came disguised as a sharply dressed gangster; to Harvard, where she endured the humiliation of being an unwed black teen mother; to St. Petersburg, where the verses of the brilliant Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, great-grandson of an African slave, moved through her head as she made love to her own white Russian. The urge to protect her son has been Windsor's only goal, but as she draws ever closer to the secret that has cast a shadow over her life, the identity of her son's father, she discovers that the half-lies she has fed her boy don't add up to the beauty of the truth."--BOOK JACKET.

    Links of Interest to Readers of Pushkin and the Queen of Spades:

    Works by Alexander Pushkin Available Online

    Queen of Spades
    Negro of Peter the Great (unfinished)
    The Bronze Horseman
    Boris Godunov
    Eugene Oneguine

    Information about Pushkin

    Pushkin Biography(
    Pushkin Biography(Wikipedia)

    Works by Others

    Russian Cathedral by Claude McKay

    Statues in Pushkin and the Queen of Spades:

    The Bronze Horseman in St. Petersburg
    The standing DuBois at Fisk University in Nashville
    Statue of John Harvard at Harvard University

    Windsor’s Visitor’s Guide to Nashville Eating Out

    Alas, Martha’s at the Plantation (page 17) closed in early 2009.
    However, several of Windsor’s favorite spots are still around...

    Margot Café and Bar* (page 43)
    1017 Woodland Street
    Nashville, TN 37206

    Sunset Grille
    2001 Belcourt Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37212

    Brown’s Diner (page 211)
    2102 Blair Blvd.
    Nashville, TN 37212

    Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
    123 Ewing Drive (cross street:Dickerson Road)
    Nashville, TN 37207

    The Hermitage Hotel
    The Capitol Grille and The Oak Bar
    231 Sixth Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37219

    The Schools in Pushkin and the Queen of Spades

    Vanderbilt University
    The Institute (Montgomery Bell Academy)
    Palyprep (Georgetown Day School)
    Harvard University

    W.E.B. Dubois Links

    Biographical Sketch
    The Souls of Black Folk

    Music in Pushkin and the Queen of Spades

    Hip Hop Archive (Harvard Site)
    Tupac Shakur Website

    Lyrics to Windsor’s favorite songs

    Detroit City
    Heard it through the Grapevine
    You Don’t Know What Love Is
    I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die 

    Reader's Guide and Recipes

    Puskkin and the Queen of Spades Reader’s Guide
    Pushkin and the Queen Spades Recipes