Hotel Moscow: A Novel

by Talia Carner,
The Jerusalem Post, July 17, 2015

As Hotel Moscow, the fourth novel by Talia Carner (the former publisher of Savvy Women magazine), opens, Brooke Fielding, a 38-year-old New York investment manager who has abandoned her Diaspora name (Bertha Feldman) and distanced herself from her parents’ Holocaust experiences, has agreed to spend the first week of October 1993 in Moscow, teaching entrepreneurial skills to Russian businesswomen. From the moment she arrives, Brooke is swept up in the corruption and violence associated with the “privatization orgy” of the post-communist Russian Federation.