A Petal in the Wind
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|Number of Pages||:||246 Pages|
That notion ended four years later when she found no “help wanted” ads for poets in the Sunday New York Times classified section, but her desire to write persisted. Miko lives with her rocket scientist husband Allan on Whidbey Island in Washington. After graduating from New York University, she headed west to pursue a career as a television and print journalist before deciding she preferred, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the more believable realm of fiction. Her short story, “By Anonymous,” was published in the Sisters In Crime anthology Last Exit To Murder. About the Author Miko Johnston first contemplated a writing career as a poet at age six.
Gayle Bartos-Pool said A Life's Journey Begins. A poignant tale of a young Russian girl who is the sole survivor of a Cossack pogrom. Eight year old Luska makes her way to the nearest town and is befriended by a peddler who had once been saved by her father's invention, a latch that rapidly detaches a cart from horses so peddlers can flee attacking robbers.Young Luska is taken to the home of Rabbi Hershel Zedek and his wife, Naomi, and th. Feisty protagonist, fascinating story One of the best things about novels, good ones, is that they transport the reader to another world: another place, another time, another way of living. A Petal in the Wind does this from Page One, when we meet Luska, a resourceful and precocious protagonist who is “almost eight” years old and lives with her poor but loving family in rural Russia at the close of the 19th century. . A Fascinating New Series Miko Johnston's debut novel takes on a young girl's journey from the innocence of early childhood in a loving home in turn of the century Russia straight into the horrors of vicious retribution during a Cossack pogrom that destroys her village and sends her on a resourceful search for her place in a world completely alien and frightening to anyone, let alone a child. Luska's journey is uplif
Miko lives with her rocket scientist husband Allan on Whidbey Island in Washington. After graduating from New York University, she headed west to pursue a career as a television and print journalist before deciding she preferred, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the more believable realm of fiction. Miko Johnston first contemplated a writ
After she clashes with the couple’s eight-year-old son, Hershel makes it clear Luska’s stay must be temporary. May 1899: Luska, “almost eight,” lives with her pregnant Mama and disabled Papa in a shtetl—one of the small villages that dot the Russian countryside. Otherwise she’ll drift through life like a petal in the wind… . When she uncovers the tragic secret behind the room and how it led to Naomi’s duplicity, Luska must find a way to move past tragedy and deception. Blinded by sorrow, she seeks comfort from Naomi, unaware of the matriarch’s plan for Luska’s future, or the mystery behind the unoccupied child’s room in which she’s staying. But their memory can’t truly protect her from deceit when Rabbi Hershel and Rebbetzin Naomi Zedek take her in. By luck she is spared, but left orphaned, alone and with only a bundle of old clothes. The memory of her parents helps her, and she finds her way to the city. But her parents’ teachings and whispered fears can’t prepare Luska for the coming horror, when the Cossacks destroy her shtetl, and everything, and everyone in it. The grand Zedek home provides refuge, but no relief from Luska’s nightmares, which disrupt the family. A clever and resourceful girl