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Someone Else’s War:

A Novel of Russia and America

Copyright 2013 by Erin Solaro

Smashwords Edition


Published by Erin Solaro at Smashwords. All Rights Reserved under the laws of the United States.

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The cover photo was taken by Mikhail Estafiev and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, which allows users to copy, distribute and transmit the work with attribution, provided the author does not imply that Mr. Estafiev approves of the work. (She has not contacted him.)

Although the author has had to work from memory for the following issue, she attributes all quotations by Anna Akhmatova to her greatest English-language translator, Judith Hemschemeyer. Any flaws in the quotes are the failure of the author’s memory.


For good friends in a dark time. And once again and always, for Philip, without whom this book would not exist at all.

And to you also, dear reader.

For this is a work of fiction. The characters and events portrayed are purely imaginary. Any resemblance to real persons or events is coincidental and unintended.

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