Baba Yaga, Ukrainian Folklore, and author Kris Spisak

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome author Kris Spisak to our virtual event space! We'll be celebrating the launch of her debut novel, The Baba Yaga Mask, on Thursday, May 26th at 6pmMT. She will be presenting about the book and the Ukrainian culture and folklore she drew on to write it. The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.

When their Ukrainian grandmother is lost on a trans-Atlantic Flight, two sisters are swept into a quest across eastern Europe to find the woman who had always told more tales than truths.

From Poland to Slovakia to Hungary and beyond, Larissa and Ira navigate the steps of Ukrainian folk dance, the cliff-side paths of Slovak Paradise National Park, and the stark realities of war, folktales, and feminism, all for the sake of chasing who they're starting to believe is a true Baba Yaga. Understanding their family's roots has never been more clear.

The setting's mythic properties drift like ghosts in the humid air, hinting of the folktales the sisters whisper like codes of bravery. The nesting dolls they discover reveal how each woman becomes stronger when tucked one, within another, within another-forgetting lies and truths to seize upon history, love, and the familial traditions that have shaped them into who they are together.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

Please email if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Baba Yaga Mask By Kris Spisak Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954332317
Availability: Not on our shelves; Available to order; Arrives in 5-7 business days
Published: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing - April 5th, 2022