New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010*** Book Discussion books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals ***
296 p. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780374532185 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0374532184 (pbk. : alk. paper), Language:
Literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite authors, Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians, from Pushkin to Platonov, with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence--including her own
Babel in California -- Summer in Samarkand -- Who killed Tolstoy? -- Summer in Samarkand (continued) -- The house of ice -- Summer in Samarkand (conclusion) -- the possessed
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