Here's the start of the blog:
"Several of the stories in my debut collection, Snow in May, are set in Magadan, my hometown in the northeast of Russia. Although the older generation associates Magadan with its dark Stalinist history, it is also a place of incredible northern beauty and of tenacious human spirit. I have very happy childhood memories of Magadan; so does my father, who also grew up in Magadan, and my grandfather who has spent many years there. Here are several photos from the family archive of Magadan throughout the years."
And here's a little preview: my grandfather and my father in the Park of Culture and Leisure in Magadan circa 1958. See the rest HERE