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Ms Newman's book ends with wheels up from Moscow, implying that everything from then on was a cakewalk, and maybe for her it was. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J Brooks
I agree with the other negative reviews. Reading this book I had a hard time liking the author. It was less about the adoption itself or the journey her son took to become part of... Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Explorer77
This was a really funny and emotional book that I couldn't put down for 2 days until I finished reading it. Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Sandra Lamonaca
One of the first books not to gloss over the truth about intercountry adoptions. The writer's reaction to Russia is an honest one and her perceptions accurate. Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by Sam
The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption
The author wasn't bitter; she was terrified. Read more
Having read a number of the other reviews, I almost wonder if I read the same book. The writer is intelligent and her story is deeply touching. Read morePublished on December 8, 2008 by S. Hearn
This adoption story was wonderfully written. I read it four years ago in preparation for our adventure to Russia to adopt our son. Read morePublished on July 25, 2008 by ANDREA PRESTON
If you are adopting from Russia, this is a great "happy end" story to read while in the process.
Great reading while you are waiting for your referral and thirsty for details... Read more
I never have written a book review, but wanted to share. I had read all of the negative reviews, so was expecting a horrid book filled with selfishness. Read morePublished on September 15, 2007 by Allison