In her son’s bleak Moscow orphanage, Janis Cooke Newman says abandoned kids’ hopes rested on Americans.
Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the memoir, "The Russian Word for
Snow," about the adoption of her son from a Moscow orphanage. She is
also the author of "Mary," a historical novel about Mary Todd Lincoln,
which was a Finalist for an LA Times Book Prize and USA Today's Best
Historical Novel of 2006.