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Lara Vapnyar
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  • About this Author
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Lara Vapnyar emigrated from Russia to New York in 1994 and began publishing short stories in English in 2002. She lives on Staten Island and is pursuing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at CUNY Graduate Center.

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Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00

Each of Lara Vapnyar's six stories invites us into a world where food and love intersect, along with the overlapping pleasures and frustrations of Vapnyar's uniquely captivating characters. Meet Nina, a recent arrival from Russia, for whom colorful vegetables represent her own fresh hopes and dreams . . . Luda and... Read more >
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Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Memoirs of a Muse

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.95

Tanya is a typical teenager living with her bookish professor mother in a cramped Soviet apartment. She is obsessed with Dostoyevksy, and noticing that he always portrays his mistress and muse in his novels–never his wife–she determines to become a companion to a great writer. Her opportunity comes when, as a... Read more >
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Memoirs of a Muse

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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There Are Jews in My House

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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There Are Jews in My House

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $13.95

There Are Jews in My House is one of the most striking debuts of recent years. Tracing the lives and aspirations of Russians living in Moscow and Brooklyn, these poignant, sad and funny stories create a luminous new literary world.

In the title story, set during the Second World War, Galina... Read more >
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