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Wide Open Curtains: A Journal of a Pregnant American in Russia
     

Wide Open Curtains: A Journal of a Pregnant American in Russia

by Amanda Lynn Hinson
 
An inspirational, true story of a woman's journey through the socialized healthcare system of Russia. The author vividly presents one of Russia's Far East cities through the backdrop of prenatal visits and birthing a child. As an American on foreign soil, she addresses her own struggles and assimilation with humor, playful analogies and personal faith which transcend

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An inspirational, true story of a woman's journey through the socialized healthcare system of Russia. The author vividly presents one of Russia's Far East cities through the backdrop of prenatal visits and birthing a child. As an American on foreign soil, she addresses her own struggles and assimilation with humor, playful analogies and personal faith which transcend the cultural divide. A timely book, addressing the question of population decline and healthcare conditions in post-Soviet Russia as well as socialized healthcare through an American's perspective.

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Amazon.com Customer Review - John Wilson
Accurate inside look at a world few know or experience.
If you have lived or plan to live in Russia, read it.
Amazon.com Customer Review - Tasha Gangruth
Incredible insight! LOVED this! The little details the author put in makes you feel like you are right next to her in Russia, helping her through this pregnancy/birth. What an incredible experience; and very well written- couldn't put it down!!
Amazon.com Customer Review - Candace Simar
Socialized medicine at a personal level. This book is an eye opener about the inefficiency of socialized medicine. Everyone should read it. Thanks Ms. Hinson for sharing your personal experience.
Amazon.com Customer Review - Nicole Latimer
A GREAT read! As a single young woman yet to experience the joys of marriage and motherhood, I find Mrs. Hinson's story truly inspiring !Although it is written primarily as a view into Russia's medical system, the story also includes insightful glimpses into Russian life and culture. The author also includes a great deal of memories, thoughts, and emotions that make for a truly captivating read. I recommend this book to anyone.
Amazon.com Customer Review - Ashley Riopel
Amazing read!I found this book to be wonderfully inspiring and amazingly informative. Amanda has done a good job of even highlighting the good parts in the Russian system, which is something I wasn't prepared for. I found myself wishing for some of the aspects of the Russian program. I also enjoyed this book from a spiritual standpoint. In every circumstance the author highlights her dependance upon God. I would highly recommend this book to everyone I know.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016250182
Publisher:
Amanda Lynn Hinson
Publication date:
07/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
File size:
193 KB

Meet the Author

Amanda Lynn Hinson is a Minnesota native living in Russia with her husband and four children, the last child being born on Russian soil. She currently works as a contributing editor for The Humanities and Social Studies of the Far East, a science journal; and is a singer/songwriter/public speaker for various venues in Russia and America. Before moving to Russia, she graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Mass Communications, winning the National Collegiate Communications Award and Mass Communications Student of the Year in 2001. Amanda went on to work as a TV Producer for Hughston Sports Medicine of Columbus, GA before opening and running her own video business in MN. She has written scores of articles for newspapers, several productions for theaters, and now the book, "Wide Open Curtains: A Journal of a Pregnant American in Russia".

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