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The Russian Word for Snow

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Janis Cooke Newman first saw the baby who would become her son on a videotape. He was 10 months old and naked, lying on a metal changing table while a woman in a white lab coat and a babushka tried to make him smile for the camera.

Four months later, the Newmans traveled to Moscow to get their son. Russia was facing its first democratic election, and the front-runner was an anti-American Communist who they feared would block adoptions.

For nearly a month, the Newmans spent every day at the orphanage with the child they’d named Alex, waiting for his adoption to be approved. As Russia struggled with internal conflict, the metro line they used was bombed, and another night, the man who was to sign their papers was injured in a car-bombing.

Finally, when the Newmans had begun to consider kidnapping, their adoption coordinator, through the fog of a hangover, made the call: Alex was theirs.

Written with a keen sense of humor, The Russian Word for Snow is a clear-eyed look at the experience of making a family through adoption.

Author

Janis Cooke Newman

Binding

Paperback

EAN

9780312283414

EANList

9780312283414, 9780143000457

Edition

First Edition

ISBN

0143000454

ItemDimensions

50, hundredths-inches, 850, hundredths-inches, 70, hundredths-pounds, 550, hundredths-inches

Label

St. Martin’s Griffin

Languages

English, Unknown, English, Original Language, English, Published

Manufacturer

St. Martin’s Griffin

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

240

PackageQuantity

1

ProductGroup

Book

PublicationDate

2002-02-12

Publisher

St. Martin’s Griffin

Studio

St. Martin’s Griffin