Russian Jewish American Lit Goes Boom!

New novels in English by Soviet émigrés navigate the line between immigrant memoir and true fiction

Stark Murder Details; SAC Documentary Airing

Plus Gary Shteyngart officially named a Russophobe, and more in the news

‘Little Failure’ Is Big Success by Ex-Right-Wing Soviet Jew Who Went to Oberlin, Therapy

Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir is a touching meditation on the origins, nature, and limits of humor

Watch Gary Shteyngart’s New Book Trailer

‘Portrait of the artist as a young mensch’

Did U.S. Spy on Israel? Did Mossad Hack France?

Plus an Iranian political prisoner freed by Facebook, and more in the news

JewGlass: The Jewish App for Google Glass

Flashes daily Daf Yomi portions and Hebrew translations before your eyes

Sundown: Shteyngart on Shteyngart

Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor

Daybreak: Court Hands Win to Women of the Wall

Plus Shteyngart, Tunisian pilgrims, and François Jacob

Congress Passes Sandy Relief

Plus Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown

Sundown: Israel Works It Ahead of U.N. Vote

Plus a petition protesting Stevie Wonder’s IDF benefit gig, and more

Sundown: A Dispatch from Kerem Shalom

Plus, Romney camp chased by adoring Orthodox wedding party

Sundown: Iran Blast Halts Anti-Israel Project

Plus, Marc Jacobs’ spring collection stolen, Shteyngart’s bookshelf, and more

Grossman Makes Obama’s Summer Reading List

A few more suggestions

Yet Another Russian-Immigrant Novel

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Western Promises

With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction

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