Ukraine: A Legacy of Resilience

By Erin Litteken | March 21, 2023 |

One of my favorite things to do as a child was listen to my great-grandmother’s stories about Ukraine. I’d spend hours staring at the pictures on her wall–images of the places and people she and my great-grandfather left behind when they fled Nazi and Soviet oppression with their three young children during WW2. Most with…

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The Lost Daughters of Ukraine, Reader Letter

By Erin Litteken | March 17, 2023 |

It’s been over one year since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In that time, countless war crimes have been committed. Thousands of Ukrainian children have been kidnapped. Tens of thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians have died. Millions of families have been displaced. Throughout it all, the world has witnessed the strength and…

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The Memory Keeper of Kyiv, Reader Letter

By Erin Litteken | March 12, 2022 |

Dear Readers, The seeds of this story took root in my mind even before Russia invaded Crimea in 2014, and now I sit drafting this letter while the news of Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine–its cities, its civilians, its future–plays on the television in the background. I never imagined the release of my novel on…

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