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Real Fiction Radio Broadcast: October 14, 2020 12 p.m. ET on WERA-FM 96.7 Arlington, VA
Salt the Snow
SALT THE SNOW centers on one of the first female war correspondents: A woman named Milly Bennett from San Francisco who traveled the world, covering some of 20th Century’s most dramatic events. This sweeping novel portrays the early days of Soviet Communism in the 1930s through the eyes of a young American journalist. This remarkable character might have been lost to history, were it not for Carrie Callaghan probing Bennett’s correspondence and articles. This is a particularly arresting story of journalism as we navigate the so-called ‘Age of Misinformation’.
Carrie Callaghan is the author of the historical novels A Light of Her Own (2018) and Salt the Snow (2020). Her short stories have been published in multiple literary journals, and she is a senior editor with the Washington Independent Review of Books. She lives in Maryland with her family.