Holiday Giveaway: “There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In” by Ludmila Petrushevskaya

there once lived a mother who loved her children

Hey everyone!  I am delighted to be hosting a holiday giveaway of the book There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In by Ludmila Petrushevskaya.  I reviewed the book last week and loved it, and I hope that you will too! Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina opens with the quote,Read more

“There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family” by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

there once lived a mother who loved her children

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In is a new collection of novellas from Russian author Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.  Petrushevskaya’s prose is stark and honest, revealing characters’ thoughts and motivations, especially those not fit for polite society.  She writes about messy relationships and broken homes, breaking the illusion ofRead more

“Hard to Be a God” by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

The Strugatsky brothers are among the classics of Russian/Soviet science fiction, most famous for their novel Roadside Picnic, which became the basis for the film Stalker and its later videogame adaptation.  When I saw that another of their novels was being translated into English, I jumped at the chance to read it. Hard to BeRead more