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By Elena Gorokhova

From the bestselling writer of A Mountain of Crumbs, a “brilliant and illuminating” (BookPage) portrait of moms and daughters that reaches from chilly struggle Russia to modern day New Jersey to teach how the binds that carry you again may also train you ways to begin over.

Elena Gorokhova strikes to the USA in her twenties to hitch her American husband and to damage clear of her mom, a reflect picture of her Soviet Motherland: overbearing, protecting, and tough to go away. ahead of the beginning of Elena’s daughter, her mom involves support deal with the child and remains for 24 years, ordering every person to consume soup and put on a hat, simply as she did in Leningrad. Russian Tattoo is the tale of a distinct balancing act and a family members fight: 3 generations of sturdy girls with very various cultural values, all dwelling lower than a similar roof and combating for regulate. As Elena strives to bridge the space among the cultures of her earlier and current and locate her position in a brand new global, she involves love the fierce resilience of her Soviet mom while she acknowledges it in her American daughter.

“Gorokhova writes approximately her lifestyles with a novelist’s gift,” says The big apple Times, and her moment memoir is stuffed with empathy, perception, and humor.

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