Connie Phlipot (author)

Connie Phlipot

EN: Connie Phlipot, a retired U.S. diplomat,  recently completed her first novel, Evening Bell, the story of a Belarusan immigrant family in the U.S. at the beginning of the 20th century.  She is currently working on a novel that draws upon her fascination with and vast experiences in Eastern Europe.  


The mid-day sun penetrated the haze of coal dust, sizzling the thick humid air that wrapped Kostyuk like a damp feather comforter. Hotter than the banya, he thought, as he put down his “weapon,” a heavy stick, to wipe the sweat from his forehead with his already damp and dusty hankerchief.   He looked at his …

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