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  • I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales)

    Notes From a Soviet Girl on Becoming an American Woman

    Buy a pair of Levi’s, lose the Russian accent, become an American… how hard could it be? Moscow, 1988. After years of antisemitic harassment, countless hours waiting in line for toilet paper, and having zero access to cool jeans, Margarita decides it’s time to get the hell out of the Soviet Union. While dreaming of buying the boat-sized Buick she’d seen in a pirated VHS of Miami Vice and getting ... Read more

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  • Nothing is True and Everything is Possible

    Adventures in Modern Russia

    'Electrifying.' Anne Applebaum'Mesmerising.' Financial Times'Seductive and terrifying in equal measure.' The Times'Required reading.' ObserverA journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post ... Read more


  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

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    by Lev Golinkin ...
    A compelling memoir—"hilarious and heartbreaking" (The New York Times)—of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family in Ukraine fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered pastIn the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border, leaving Ukraine with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help ... Read more


  • Time Shelter

    Winner of the International Booker Prize 2023

    Translated by Angela Rodel ...
    A GUARDIAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'The most exquisite kind of literature... I've put it on a special shelf in my library that I reserve for books that demand to be revisited every now and then. 'OLGA TOKARCZUK, author of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead'Could not be more timely... It's funny and absurd, but it's also frightening, because even as Gospodinov plays with the ... Read more

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  • Where Bears Roam The Streets

    by Jeff Parker ...
    “Parker’s exquisitely titled book is as off-kilter as a Kurt Vonnegut novel, and wholly absorbing.” —Maclean’sJeff Parker went to Russia intending to write a book about the country’s resurgence as a major global superpower under President Vladimir Putin and about the emergence, for perhaps the first time in history, of a Russian middle class. But Russia tends to resist any attempt to pin it down. ... Read more


  • The Anna Karenina Fix

    Life Lessons from Russian Literature

    by Viv Groskop ...
    'Wonderfully entertaining, hilarious. Contains the distilled wisdom of some of the greatest writers who ever lived' Allison Pearson, Sunday TelegraphWhat should I do with my life?What if my love is not returned?Why do bad things happen?The answers to some of life's biggest questions are found not in trite self-help manuals but in the tough-love lessons explored in Russian literature. ... ... Read more


  • Limonov

    Translated by John Lambert ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    Limonov is not a fictional character, but he could have been. He's lived a hundred lives. He was a hoodlum in Ukraine, an idol of the Soviet underground, punk-poet and valet to a billionaire in Manhattan, fashion writer in Paris, lost soldier in the Balkans, and now, in the chaos after the fall of communism a charismatic party leader of a gang of political desperados. Limonov sees himself as a ... Read more

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  • Muppets in Moscow

    The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia

    "In this thrilling debut, television producer and filmmaker Rogoff recounts her mission to bring Sesame Street to Russian audiences.... The resulting tale is one of perseverance and creativity that illuminates how even the most disparate cultures and perspectives can find common ground." — Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewAfter the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the timing ... Read more


  • Vladimir Putin: Life Coach

    by Rob Sears ...
    What can the rise of this century's most feared politician teach us about life, work and love? Rob Sears satirises the machinations that enabled Putin to dominate the Kremlin and undermine the United States of America as ways to help you take control of your mundane life. Would you like to ruin your enemies by sharing compromising material about that time they didn't wash their hands? Fancy ... Read more


  • Nein, Nein, Nein!

    One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust

    by Jerry Stahl ...
    A guided group tour to concentration camps in Poland and Germany allows Stahl to confront personal and historical demons with both deep despair and savage humor"Gonzo meets the Shoah in this wildly irreverent—and brilliant—tour of Holocaust tourism . . . Stahl knows his Holocaust history . . . but he was also prepared to be surprised . . . A vivid, potent, decidedly idiosyncratic addition to the ... Read more

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  • Europe in Sepia

    Translated by David Williams ...
    "Ugresic is sharp, funny and unafraid. . . . Orwell would approve."-Times Literary SupplementHurtling between Weltschmerz and wit, drollness and diatribe, entropy and enchantment, it's the juxtaposition at the heart of Dubravka Ugresic's writings that saw Ruth Franklin dub her "the fantasy cultural studies professor you never had." In Europe in Sepia, Ugresic, ever the flâneur, wanders from the ... Read more

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