Nicholas Nicholson - Object of Desire
A New Novel of Russia, Past and Present

Sasha Ozerovsky is a young expert in Russian art at Leighton's, an exclusive Manhattan auction house. When a dealer arrives from Moscow with an exquisite 1913 Fabergé figurine, Sasha immediately recognizes a rare masterpiece. But in the high stakes art world, the price of an object is tied to its history. If Sasha can determine for whom the bejeweled treasure was made and where it has been hiding for the past century, it's value - and Sasha's career - will soar.

But as Sasha moves between New York's high society and Russia's new rich, he discovers that the piece once belonged to his family, and he must face questions about their past he never dared to ask.

Superbly plotted, and evoking the elegance of Russia's gilded age, Object of Virtue is an enthralling tale that explores what happens to a family torn between vanity and virtue.

Hear author - Nicholas Nicholson - talk about the story behind writing "Object of Virtue" and how real-life events shaped both his love of Russian art and the plot for his first novel.

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