Speaker - Janis Cooke Newman

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Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the Bay Area Bestseller, Mary (MacAdam/Cage, 2006), a historical novel about Mary Todd Lincoln, chosen as both a Booksense Pick for October 2006 and a Booksense Year-End Pick Highlight, as well as The Russian Word for Snow (St. Martin's Press, 2001), a memoir about adopting her son from a Moscow orphanage. Her writing has also appeared in numerous anthologies, including Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives (Inner Ocean, 2006) and four Travelers' Tales editions. She is also a travel writer, whose stories have been published in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Backpacker.

2 Programs

Is Fiction "Truer than Truth"? The Historical Novel

06.05.16 | 01:11:38 min | 0 comments

Against All Odds in a Man's World

06.10.07 | 00:53:30 min | 0 comments