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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (January 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591294584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591294580
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,714,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 18, 2003
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I loved! I think it is a great book. Some parts are funny, some - very sad, but it's always something cool! I love true, real life stories! I especially liked the episodes with Goldy (what a name! I'll call MY dog that) and the scene with Easter Rabbit! The author could show exactly how a child's opinion often is different from an adult view. Since you (readers) haven't read the book yet, try it!
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When `The Russians' Vera Grach and Gleb Merkulov, Vlad Lapin and his wife Nina and daughter Larisa as well as Marina Alexsandrova arrive, folks in town are a bit unsure of what they may want or what their own reaction to them should be. Before long Marina finds a job at the local college where she is an assistant to a married professor. David Van Stein and his wife Megan are parents of two young children. Vera develops a friendship with policeman Jeff Menard, Gleb returns and dies at the hands of another in Moscow and scientist Vlad spends Halloween evening trying to figure out the properties found in the bowl of lollipops his wife set out for little Trick-or-Treaters. Townspeople become disenchanted with professor Van Stein when they believe him to engage in an affair with Marina. Nina's mother Alla comes to visit from Russia and before long she and a local gentleman are drawn to one another. Bill only realizes the depth of his feelings after Alla returns to Russia. He soon follows. The book ends with Vlad and Nina preparing for the birth of their second child.
In The Russians Are Coming Lily Alex has produced an interesting glimpse into the lives of a group of common folks who move to a new area and begin to carve out lives for themselves. As with most of us while the lives of the six are dissimilar they cling to one another because of their ethnic tie. The various relationships described by writer Alex in The Russians Are Coming evolve much as is found in real life. Old relationships die, new ones are formed. Romance is lost under the skillful pen of writer Alex and is found again on the pages of The Russians Are Coming.
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When `The Russians' Vera Grach and Gleb Merkulov, Vlad Lapin and his wife Nina and daughter Larisa as well as Marina Alexsandrova arrive, folks in town are a bit unsure of what they may want or what their own reaction to them should be. Before long Marina finds a job at the local college where she is an assistant to a married professor. David Van Stein and his wife Megan are parents of two young children. Vera develops a friendship with policeman Jeff Menard, Gleb returns and dies at the hands of another in Moscow and scientist Vlad spends Halloween evening trying to figure out the properties found in the bowl of lollipops his wife set out for little Trick-or-Treaters. Townspeople become disenchanted with professor Van Stein when they believe him to engage in an affair with Marina. Nina's mother Alla comes to visit from Russia and before long she and a local gentleman are drawn to one another. Bill only realizes the depth of his feelings after Alla returns to Russia. He soon follows. The book ends with Vlad and Nina preparing for the birth of their second child.
In The Russians Are Coming Lily Alex has produced an interesting glimpse into the lives of a group of common folks who move to a new area and begin to carve out lives for themselves. As with most of us while the lives of the six are dissimilar they cling to one another because of their ethnic tie. The various relationships described by writer Alex in The Russians Are Coming evolve much as is found in real life. Old relationships die, new ones are formed. Romance is lost under the skillful pen of writer Alex and is found again on the pages of The Russians Are Coming.
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THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING is a combination of romance, race relations and cultural differences all visited upon a small enclave of Russians at a university in America. The town is so backward that it still blasts a siren at 10 AM every morning - a holdover from the Cold War. A romance with a black person is taboo not only from a white point of view but also from the black community.
A stunning college student, Marina falls in love with David VanSteinn, her professor. The very married David is not immune to the Marina's lure and this could cause problems in his marriage. Gleb is married to Vera but he has a roving eye and his eye mostly roves toward women with money, which is far more important to him than his marriage. Gleb also has shady dealings with organized crime in Russia. A black policeman has fallen for Vera even though he doesn't really know her. When he takes her to visit his black church, he receives less than a warm welcome. Vlad and Nina seem to have a solid marriage but there are insecurities on both sides. Nina is rather plain and chubby and Vlad works all the time. Because he notices how flaky his friends are when it comes to relationships he wonders if Nina is straying.
The novel has its moments of suspense and drama. The people are almost too real as we follow them through their various relationships. There is an urge to tell them to stop and think about what they are about to do, not only to themselves but their respective partners. It was a very interesting novel and gave some insight into another culture.
Reviewed by alice Holman
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
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