"[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."âNew York Times Book ReviewIn twelve "pristine, entrancing" (Booklist) linked stories, Ellen Litman introduces an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world. Tender and wryly funny, these stories trace Masha's and her fellow immigrants' struggles to find a place in a new societyâlonely seniors, families grappling with unemployment and depression, and young adults searching for love.
About: A volume of twelve interconnected stories about a group of Russian-Jewish immigrants and their struggles to assimilate in a new world follows the experiences of recent high-school graduate Masha and her neighbors in a Pittsburgh community that is beset by such characters as hedonistic dancers, a man in love with a mail-order bride, and a scrutinized widower.
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