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Dancing Spoons and Khachapuri: A Russian Tale
by Sherry Marie Gallagher (Goodreads Author)
Born of a Russian mother - a pianist at the State Conservatory - and expatriate English professor, a girl coming of age resolves a family dilemma while disclosing its mysterious past. After her father's strange disappearance during a business trip to Cairo, Anastasiya searches for those who can help her track him down. She finds, instead, a long, lost uncle whose lives in ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by Lulu.com
(first published September 17th 2010)
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A delightful read and vividly painted of a Russian girl, Anastasia, coming of age while brought up by her babushka and English expatriate father. The story brushes on the Russian-Afghanistan war, more reflectively than traumatically, when the girl's father is imprisoned in Egypt and she sets off to free him, involving relatives she reacquaints herself and strengthens ties frayed long ago by fear and misunderstanding. It is an adventure of a lifetime through the heart of a rich and intriguing cul ...more
Being born into post-WWII affluence and brought up on-stage has led me to experiment with a lifestyle of living in communes and artists' colonies before returning to university and graduating with honours. I began working in alternative school environments where exploratory learning was encouraged, continuing on to graduate school and teaching university. It's been almost 17 years that I've lived ...moreMore about Sherry Marie Gallagher...