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I have this giddy curiosity of adopting free books I find (be it on the curb or from the library "free books" cart in its entrance). Read morePublished 16 months ago by G. Barton
Anya Ulinich writes of her main character's Soviet childhood and youth with much love and nostalgia, and with gentle irony. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Konstantin Korovyev
In Petropolis, we meet Sasha Goldberg--an awkward, overweight, precocious Jew growing up in poverty in economically depressed Siberia. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Elka Gimpel
An engrossing account of a young girl's youth in a dismal Russian factory town, and her importation to America! as a "mail-order bride". Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Teh Arbitrageur
I had suggested that we read this for our book club in St. Petersburg, Russia composed of a pretty mixed group of expats and Russians. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Robin Jensen
I really liked this book, but not sure what to say about it. It is a little bit stream-of-consciousness from the odd main characters viewpoint. Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by eric_the_redder
Petropolis tries very hard to be dark and satirical and paint a picture of America and Russia that is both brutal and touching. Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by David