Ledoyt by Carol Emshwiller

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Native Belarusan Jan Zaprudnik paints a vivid picture of Belarus's complex past, paving the way for his analysis of the challenges now facing the republic in the wake of a disintegrating Soviet Union. In recent years Belarus (formerly known as Belorussia) has been less visible to the world than the Baltic republics to the north or Ukraine to the south, yet this multiethnic republic has undergone a significant demographic social, cultural, and political evolution since 1956. A proclamation of state sovereignty in July 1990 combined with the accelerated fragmentation of the Soviet Union to push Belarus along the uncertain road to independence--a process that culminated with a declaration of full independence in August 1991.

About Carol Emshwiller

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Carol Emshwiller is the author of the collections Report to the Men's Club, The Start of the End of it All, Verging on the Pertinent, Joy in Our Cause, and I Live With You, and the novels The Mount, Carmen Dog, Ledoyt, and Leaping Man Hill.
Published July 1, 1995 by Mercury House. 224 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lotti, now 14, was 6 years old when her single, secretive mother, Oriana, hired Beal Ledoyt to work on ditches around their property.

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Set in the West in the early 1900s, Emshwiller's latest novel is the story of Lotti, a young girl uncertain of her place in the world.

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