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Elizabeth Kiem

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Elizabeth Kiem is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

She has worked as a journalist for Reuters, NPR, and CNN and as a communications consultant for Unicef.

She has lived in Brooklyn for more than 15 years. Before that she lived in Moscow as it entered a new era.

Twenty years out of pointe shoes, she dances salsa and swing ... but she still has dreams on toe. They're every bit as good as the dreams where she flies.

Her husband is Ted. Her son is Henry. Her father is John. Which means that in Russian, she is Elizaveta Ivanovna.
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Applebaum tells the story of how and why Eastern Europe (represented specifically by the events and personalities of Hungary, Poland & East Germany) ceded to communist dictatorship. Beginning with post-war vulnerability and reparations, she recou ...more
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As difficult as they get. And in the end, still a mystery. But the moments of poetry are well worth the long stretches of just paddling to keep up. Shishkin is marvelous ... but without restraint.
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