Lara Vapnyar





Lara Vapnyar


Born
Moscow, Russian Federation

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.

Average rating: 3.44 · 2,106 ratings · 431 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Still Here

3.43 avg rating — 619 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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There Are Jews in My House

3.72 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Memoirs of a Muse

3.16 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Broccoli and Other Tales of...

3.55 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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The Scent of Pine

2.93 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Deaf and Blind

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3.82 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2017
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Waiting for the Miracle

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4.03 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2016
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Katania

4.23 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2013
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Fischer vs. Spassky

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012
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Vladimir in Love

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“Brighton Beach does not look, smell, or sound like Russia. It's a parody of Russia at best, something as different from the real thing as a picture of the Eiffel Tower. Yes, they sell Russian food on Brighton Beach, and Russian books and videos, and Russian clothes, and there are Russian restaurants and Russian nightclubs, and everybody speaks Russian, but the Russianness of the place is so concentrated that it feels ridiculously exaggerated. Everything Russian on Brighton Beach is too Russian, far more Russian than in real Russia. This is what happens all over Brooklyn. From the Scandinavians of Bay Ridge to the Chinese of Sunset Park, Brooklyn's immigrants go to ridiculous extremes to re-create their homelands only to end up with a vulgar pastiche.”
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