Salt the Snow
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For starters, it's got a pretty slow-moving plot. There were long stretches where I felt like not much happened, and I found myself skimming to get to the more interesting parts. I'm also not sure ...more
"American journalist Milly Bennett has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. "
An okay read. It kind of wandered around and I had to read some portions twice to remember what was happening.
Written with precision and depth Carrie Callaghan newest novel, Salt The Snow is a well developed portrait that takes off from the suspenseful first pages as the American journalist Milly Bennett is working and living in Moscow Russia.
Her heroic war journalism career has taken Her all over the world, as she has covered murders in San ...more
Salt The Snow
By: Carrie Callaghan
Salt The Snow seems to be a polarizing type of book, but I'm in the middle. Milly Bennett was a pioneering female reporter during the 1930s depression era. She found her way to Russia in pursuit of Socialism, but her Russian husband was arrested for lewd behavior. Milly supported Socialism for a while despite seeing first hand ...more
This is “Salt the Snow” by Gem Maker Carrie Callaghan. It is the tale of Milly Bennett, born ...more
Set primarily in 1930s Moscow, this book and the main character, journalist Milly Bennet, share a sort of bleak optimism rarely afforded the Soviets from the American perspective. Befitting the tumultuous time period, the book is written with a kind of quiet but hectic uncertainty that leaves the reader with questions unanswered, as did history itself. Before reading this book I had never heard of Milly Bennet. I had no idea she was a real person, and such a trailblazer in the field of ...more
A large portion of the book focuses on Milly’s life in Russia and the arrest of her husband on charges of homosexual activity. Milly fights ...more
Once I start a book, I don’t like to stop in the middle but I just could not get past 50% of this one. I kept waiting for the story to take off, that didn’t happen and I could not go thru ...more
It wasn’t until the end that I realised that this book was based on a real life woman. To be honest I didn’t care for this book and that had different reasons.
in the first part of the book the story goes back and forward in time, but since the time difference it only 3 years it just drags you out of the story. For me it would have worked better if the story was told lineair.
Millie was a characters I didn’t care or cold connect ...more
This is the true story of American journalist Milly Bennett. She was living in Moscow in the 1930’s and the time frame continues through the Spanish Civil War. Milly was one of the front runners of women war correspondence and the book gives us a glimpse of what life in Russia at the ...more
It was really not what I was expecting or hoping: a love story told during harsh times. What I got was the opposite and I'm leaving it that that.
I think it took me 30% to realize I was misled by the synopsis - I was really hoping for a spy book, maybe - so, from that point on, I skipped ahead, reading some dialogues, here and there, taking me about an hour to 'finish' the book because, for some reason, I didn't want to put it into my DNF file.
Pity. It has a ...more
Milly Bennett was an American journalist in the 1930's, she covered stories about murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii and the civil war in China. During the American depression she moved to Russia to work for the Moscow Daily News, here she spends most of her trying to keep warm, drinking lots of vodka, trying not to get herself in trouble with the NKVD and marries her second husband Evgeni Ivanovich or he's know as Zhenya.
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