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Melancholy Russian soul flourishing in immigrants

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/melancholy_russian_soul_flourishing_in_immigrants_20081022

In an interview, the Moscow-born author, who immigrated to the United States at the age of 7, admits that she, too, has a lingering Russian soul. Her well-written and very enjoyable first novel recasts Tolstoy, as its title suggests, observing immigrants from the former Soviet Union, body and soul.

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