november, 2019

14nov7:00 pm8:00 pmKATYA CENGEL: FROM CHERNOBYL WITH LOVEBookmine Time:: 7:00 pm


7:00 pm



Event Details

Katya Cengal – Book Reading and Discussion: From Cnernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union

Co-Sponsored: Napa Center for Thought and Culture and Bookmine

Cengel first took a job at the Baltic Times just seven years after Latvia regained its independence. The idea of a free press in the Eastern Bloc was still so promising that she ultimately moved to the Ukraine. From there Cengel made several trips to Chernobyl, site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster. It was at Chernobyl that she met her fiancé, but as she fell in love, the Ukraine collapsed into what would become the Orange Revolution, bringing it to the brink of political disintegration and civil war. Ultimately, this fall of idealism in the East underscores Cengel’s own loss of innocence. From Chernobyl with Love is an indelible portrait of this historical epoch and a memoir of the highest order.


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