Maria K. is a pen name of a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova. An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.
This is far more fascinating than the silly daily tarot and horoscope posts floating all over the social networks these days, not to mention endlessly more intelligent.
Each chapter is carefully thought out, with history, geography, climate and soil information interwoven with legend, lore and subtle humor. Wonderful read and an excellent New Year's gift.