From the publisher, Anaphora Orthodox press:

Our second volume, Two Tales of One City: Saint Xenia of Petersburg, is a new historical fiction novel set in Russia. Using a captivating storytelling device, Zenovia Kotsonis alternates each chapter between the lives of two women: Soviet-era physician Lena, and the beloved Xenia Gregiorovich, living more than 100 years earlier, who would become one of Russia’s most renowned saints. Providing historical background, the weaving together of these two tales in one city reveals how faith intersects through our lives, despite the trying circumstances that may beset us. This is a heartwarming tale of questions, response to suffering, and the endurance of faith. Available through

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