52/52: Book 17 – My Sergei: A Love Story by Ekaterina Gordeeva, E.M. Swift

15 Jan

My Sergei: A Love Story

They were two mismatched kids teamed by the Soviets to perform for the state, but they grew up to win four World Championships, two Olympic gold medals — and the adoration of millions. Along the way, they fell madly in love and married. By 1995 they were the most celebrated pairs skaters ever — until Sergei died of a sudden heart attack that year. In this moving love letter, Katya recalls their storybook romance and their thrilling career as skating stars, even offering a candid glimpse behind the Olympic glitter. And she bares her heart as she tells of Sergei’s tragedy, her struggle to build a new life for herself and her daughter, and the courage she needed to skate again…alone.

(52/52: the official challenge!)

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