Susan Olasky

Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.

Notable Books

Books | Books on marriage and family
by Susan Olasky
Posted 1/08/16, 01:00 am

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Romanian cook serves up love with meals for the homeless

Homelessness
by Susan Olasky
Posted 12/01/15, 01:00 pm

For more than a decade, Alina Sharebenescue has been cooking soup in a small kitchen at the Light and Life center in Bucharest, Romania. She prepares homemade food for people without homes. 

“Many were rejected when born, left in the hospital or actually in the street. They grow in the street and come here and know us,” she said.

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Notable Books

| Four recent crime novels
by Susan Olasky
Posted 11/13/15, 01:00 am

Chen Cao is chief inspector of a special unit of the Shanghai police tasked with investigating crimes involving high-up Communist Party officials. He’s earned a reputation for integrity but then discovers that someone with great power is setting him up for a fall. The author now lives in St. Louis, but he uses his knowledge of Communist Party intrigues, Chinese poetry and opera, and modern Chinese culture to enliven these crime novels. He paints a grim picture of a society searching for meaning while “Big Bucks” and high party officials grab what they can.

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