Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love by Lara Vapnyar

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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 Milena, who battle over a widower in their English class with competing recipes for cheese puffs, spinach pies, and meatballs . . . and Sergey, who finds more comfort in the borscht made by a paid female companion than in her sexual ministrations. They all crave the taste and smell of home, wherever—and with whomever—that may turn out to be. A roundup of recipes are the final taste of this delicious collection.


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About Lara Vapnyar

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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.
 
Published June 3, 2008 by Anchor. 162 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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The third book from Vapnyar (following There Are Jews in My House and Memoirs of a Muse ) links food to lonely, loveless datin

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The New York Times

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In Lara Vapnyar’s new collection of short stories, food has the power to define characters, propel plots, cause riots and even commit manslaughter.

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BC Books

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You don’t have to like broccoli to fall in love with Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and ...Lara Vapnyar Creates Mouth-Watering Mix of Food and Fiction

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Christian Science Monitor

This slim collection of six short stories (plus recipes) focuses on Russian and Eastern European immigrants to the US.

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Bookmarks Magazine

By jonTue, 06/17/2008 - 15:10.

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Charleston City Paper

Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love is her third book about Russian immigrants living in New York City.

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