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From Under the Russian Snow is a memoir from Russia’s bubble of freedom in the post-Soviet, pre-Putin era. It was published in September as the nation was abuzz over Russia's involvement in the presidential election of 2016. It would be just a coming-of-(middle) age story, sprawled across the eleven time zones of the planet’s largest country — if life hadn’t intervened. Who could pass up a story told by a woman of fifty who embraced a great adventure, without her family, in an exotic setting, only to absorb one of life’s harshest blows? Isn’t that everyone’s secret desire — and gut-piercing fear?
From Under the Russian Snow reflects in its title a symbol of the awakening of Russia, the time of hope, expectation and enthusiasm of the people who had never experienced freedom. Michelle Carter came to Russia at this turbulent and exciting period and generously shared herself with us. … Michelle was not an outsider or just a visitor; she was one of us. She is a talented educator, sensitive and understanding woman and a keen observer. The book she has written depicts with love and sympathy the attempts to build a new Russia. It’s about love, life and tragedy — hers and ours.
Anna Sharogradskaya, Director, Regional Press Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Michelle Carter’s writing is always crisp and evocative, and her work with the children of Chernobyl was nothing less than heroic.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), U.S. House of Representatives
June 19, 2017 — Former editor reflects on life in journalism. Click on the Daily Journal logo for the story.
September 26, 2017 — Journalist looks at Russia, press. Click on the Daily Post logo for the story.
October 5, 2017 — Interview with Michelle on KMTV. Click on the logo to watch The Better Part.
November 1, 2017 — Shout Out: Michelle A.Carter. Click on the Trib logo to read the story.
November 2, 2017 — Belmont to Belarus: Michelle Carter’s eventful year in Russia. Click on the Merc logo to read the story.