Books By Patti Liszkay
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and the sequel, "Hail Mary" https://www.amzn.com/1684334888
By Patti Liszkay
Available on Amazon.
The premise of the film at first sounded like that of a schmaltzily predictable bad Hollywood romantic comedy: a Russian woman becomes a mail-order bride to make her and her son's escape to America.
But the film turned out to be neither schmaltzy nor predictable nor bad nor a rom-com. However it tells a story that might well be tossed off as too dramatically unbelievable ― if the story weren't in fact the autobiography of filmmaker Wes Hurley.
But in addition to its likableness,
What does it take to make a person reject the peer values of their country, their society, their family, and those all around them?
And what difference does it make if a government changes its name from Communist to Republic if the lives of the people don't change?