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One last word for Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay.

Palekh — “Vera goes to the little table beside her bed and opens a large Palekh box, takes out some money, and finds a handkerchief to wrap it in.

Palekh is a village in Central Russia and a Palekh box, from what I could find, is a type of lacquer folk art.

This book was a dictionary full of words I didn’t know. It was kind of awesome to be exposed to all this new vocabulary.