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I'm really excited about this book. I'm fascinated with all things Russian. I didn't realize until recently how many Russian Jews left the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s to emigrate to America. I'm looking forward to learning more about their culture in this book.
Check out Margie's website and blog. They're very interesting.
Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser
Welcome to Glenfair, New Jersey’s Little Moscow, where fifteen-year-old Alyssa Bondar lives with her Russian-born, Jewish parents. In their culture, drinking is as traditional as blinchiki and piroshkis. So when her mom starts having bad days, it seems like Alyssa’s the only one who notices-or cares.
Alyssa would love to focus on regular stuff like her first kiss with Keith, her cute track team partner-or simply come home without dread of what she might find. But someone has to clean up her mom’s mess. Her dad is steeped in work, the evening news, and denial. Her best friend Lana is busy-shamelessly vying for a place with the popular crowd who ridicule their Russian heritage.
It’s up to Alyssa to save her mom-and her family. But who will be there to catch Alyssa when her mom’s next fall off the wagon drags her down, too?
I'm looking forward to reading this one as well! It sounds like it has an interesting premise. Also, the cover is really pretty.ReplyDelete