Last Chicken in America

ISBN-10: 0393333574
ISBN-13: 9780393333572
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ellen Litman
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

"[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."--New York Times Book Review In 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 society--lonely seniors, families grappling with unemployment and depression, and young adults searching for love. Reading group guide included.

Ellen Litman is the author of the story collection The Last Chicken in America, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and for the Young Lions Fiction Award. She has been the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and her work has appeared in Best New American Voices, Best of Tin House, American Odysseys: Writing by New Americans, Dossier, Triquarterly, Ploughshares, and other publications. Born in Moscow, she teaches writing at the University of Connecticut and lives in Mansfield.

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