After careful consideration, along with input from my book club and Facebook friends, I changed my book title and cover. The new cover is in the form of a collage, and includes the photo from the original book along with a picture of Lenin, a letter from my father, and my aunt’s diary, which was so helpful in writing this book.
Based upon a suggestion of a friend, I included some red on the cover because of the obvious association of that color with Russia, such as Red Square and its red flag with the yellow hammer and sickle.
I took advantage of the change to expand one chapter based upon new information I found after the original publication. For anyone who has already read the book, I will be happy to send you the amended chapter.
My hope is that I will not lose the reviews from the original book. So here it is—my new and improved book: same story; different package.