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The Storks Nest

Laura William's captivating memoir of life in a Russian village.

Admittedly, we are biased, as Laura is a longtime contributor and columnist for Russian Life. Yet this book is quite different from what Laura writes for us, but is equally engaging. The lengthier format gives her time to tell us the whole story of her love affair with Chukhrai, Igor, and Russian nature. And it is a tale that draws you in and does not let go. The only way to better understand Russian provincial life would be to move there oneself.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2008