Calamity Jan and the Russian

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When a 61-year-old woman marries a darkly handsome Russian physicist nine years her junior, East and West collide. This multicultural love affair brings it all together with some earthy explosions of humor when this ex-communist lands in her empty nest and makes menopause feel like the measles and "starting over," close to facing Siberia with candle in one hand and Preparation H in the other. This true story of one woman's journey into primitive Russia with a charismatic Russian lays the Orthodox groundwork for ...
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When a 61-year-old woman marries a darkly handsome Russian physicist nine years her junior, East and West collide. This multicultural love affair brings it all together with some earthy explosions of humor when this ex-communist lands in her empty nest and makes menopause feel like the measles and "starting over," close to facing Siberia with candle in one hand and Preparation H in the other. This true story of one woman's journey into primitive Russia with a charismatic Russian lays the Orthodox groundwork for their return to America where he begins to set up his fiefdom in her house and her life. The May-December, intercultural challenges launch two lovers on a spirited dance (not Swan Lake), a dance familiar to men and women of every age and culture who struggle against obstacles and iron curtains because they still believe in Destiny, and dare to risk everything in order to find it.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781619501065
  • Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/27/2012
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 985,917
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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I’m the author of nine books for young readers and occasionally freelance for magazines including “Trip of a Lifetime,” published January 2010 in Arizona Highways magazine and “Art Soars on Nature’s Wings,” published in the Winter 2011 edition of American Style Magazine. I hold a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the Evergreen State College with post graduate studies in Psychology. Since the publication of my latest ghost town book series, I often speak to educators, community organizations and students about mining our own personal gold from the wealth of our inner resources. In classrooms and school assemblies I encourage young readers to go for that gold that lies buried in their wild and wonderful imaginations. I was an instructor with The Institute of Children’s Literature and later taught independent writing seminars for aspiring writers throughout the state.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    A delightful recounting of life and love in any stage of life

    Romance is full of stumbles, pitfalls, raised hopes and difficult choices, whether you're 15 or 50. Whatever age you are, this story could be yours. A very sweet read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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