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Pretty much everything that has ever happened to a person has already happened in the Russian classics: from not being sure what to do with your life (Tolstoy's Anna Karenina), to being hopelessly in love with someone who doesn't love you back (Turgenev's A Month in the Country), or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). In this droll and delightful love letter to Russian literature, Viv Groskop mines the classics and the lives of their creators—plus her own experiences as a student of Russian—to answer the eternal question, "How should you live your life?"
"For anyone intimidated by Russia's daunting literary heritage, this humorous yet thoughtful introduction will serve as the perfect entrée.... Groskop skillfully interweaves her personal obsession with life lessons."—Publishers Weekly