The Harrowing Tale of a Ukrainian Dog
Move over Benji. Step aside, Lassie. There’s a new celebrity dog in town. Her name is Yola. She is a Siberian Husky who lived in the once-beautiful port city of Mariupol, Ukraine. Yola is one of the main characters in “Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story,” a nonfiction that I recently co-authored with Yola’s […]
Lost in Translation: The Challenge of Sharing a Ukrainian/Russian Story in English
Adoriana in the bomb shelter (identity blurred) In the Introduction of Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story, I briefly discuss how the book was written. I mention that my Ukrainian co-author, Adoriana Marik, emailed me letters written in Russian (the second language of many Ukrainians) which I translated into English and crafted into a […]
What Happened in Mariupol When Russia Invaded? Here’s one Ukrainian woman’s gripping account.
Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story tells the tale of Adoriana Marik, a Ukrainian refugee who escaped war-torn Mariupol after spending five weeks underground during the worst bombing and fighting. At the end of the book, Adoriana writes: The story of my escape from Mariupol and my life as a refugee is a mere grain […]