The Summer Garden: A Novel (Tatiana and Alexander) - Paullina Simons Can I be a part of this family? I want to sit at their dinner table and watch Alexander look longingly at Tatiana and see all the years they spent together pass through their eyes. I'd give anything to be present at a Barrington family discussion around the granite island having wine and Blinchiki. I'd never tire of their stories of love lost and found.