Memoirs of a Muse

Memoirs of a Muse

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By (author) Lara Vapnyar

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Format: Paperback | 212 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1400077001
  • ISBN 13: 9781400077007
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 802,052

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Humorous, charming, and written with the same beguiling grace and vividness as her story collection There Are Jews in My House, Vapnyar's first novel is a poignant and comic story about a delightfully sincere, modern-day muse.

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Author information

Lara Vapnyar's book of short stories, "There Are Jews in My House" (2003), was nominated for the L.A. Times Book Prize and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and was the winner of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture's 2004 Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers. Vapnyar, whose work has appeared in "Open City," "The New York Times," and "The New Yorker," emigrated from Russia in 1994. She lives on Staten Island with her husband and two children.

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" A smart, fetching comic novel that has its heart in the Russian masters and its attitude in modern New York. . . . Full of generous intelligence." -- "The Boston Globe" " So good, so consistently fresh, funny and surprising, that every sentence is a pleasure" -- "San Francisco Chronicle" " [C]ringingly funny. . . . A captivating literary fairy tale gone awry." -- "The Miami Herald" " Beautifully observant and funny. . . . It's already easy to identify that Vapnyar touch, and to fall under its spell." -- "Entertainment Weekly"