The Russians are coming! Book Summary and Study Guide

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Set in small-town America, the novel's main characters, six Russian newcomers, provide a fresh perspective of a close-knit college community.
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Two couples, one child, and a single woman make up the core group. The story follows them and offers to the reader the unique opportunity to explore not only the surface differences between Russian and American lifestyles, but the more profound similarities.

Narrowed to a specific fourteen-month time frame, but enhanced with flashbacks and epilogue, the novel shows everyday life in both countries.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Russian    -   American Northeast Other aspects:    -   story of "the rich"    -   immigrant story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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