Granny Dan Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Granny Dan

A woman gets a box from her grandmother's nursing home after she dies, and she learns about her grandmother's past that she's always wondered about, but never asked. The box is filled with memorabilia.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Danina, (Granny Dan), grew up in Russia in a ballet school and eventully became a performer. She got influenza and she and her doctor fell in love. "Granny Dan" tells Danina's journey in life before her granchildren got to know her as Granny Dan.
The review of this Book prepared by Lori

A married doctor, for the czar, falls in love with his patient, who is a ballerina, in early 1900's Russia. There are many hurdles that are preventing them from being together.
The review of this Book prepared by Debbie

Danina is a dancer with the Russian ballet. She becomes ill and falls in love with her doctor. Later she and the doctor plan to leave Russia when the Revolution sweeps through the cities. He stays behind to take care of the royal family... These are facts that Danina's granddaughter found out about her shortly after her death.
The review of this Book prepared by Rebecca

The realization that a woman's grandmother had a history she never realized was important to the entire family. The granddaughter a grown woman, now realizes how her grandmother kept some hidden secrets that could have helped alot of people had she opened up after her loss of her first and only love.
The review of this Book prepared by Lori Hutter

Chapter Analysis of Granny Dan

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Doctor

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   doctor Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   entertainer Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Granny Dan

Danielle Steel Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian