I read Paul Greenberg’s first book Leaving Katya, after hearing an interview with Bruce Gellerman on WBUR, and I was so very pleased. The least I can do is recommend it to anyone who’s gone through a ‘Russian phase’.
And, I suspect the author is a web-savvy guy, cause he found me, and sent me this e-mail:
From: Paul Greenberg
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 6:45 PM
Subject: LEAVING KATYA readings in Boston
Thought you might be interested in these upcoming Leaving Katya events.
Paul Greenberg will be doing a series of readings from his Russian American love story LEAVING KATYA in the Boston area coming up in April. Carolyn See in The Washington Post called LEAVING KATYA “A terribly funny novel.” The New York Times wrote that in LEAVING KATYA , “Greenberg, comic and knowing, has done a rare thing supremely well.” Bruce Gellerman of WBUR’s Here and Now said, “The writing in LEAVING KATYA is rich, funny and forceful” while Vogue Magazine wrote “this tale will resonate with anyone whose infatuation with an exotic person or place has revealed dissatisfactions that lie a little closer to home.”
Exact details for the readings are as follows:
April 8, 2002
Dinner and Book Club Discussion at
The Hamersley’s Bistro
553 Tremont Street
For reservations call 617-423-2700
April 9, 2002
Barnes & Noble at Boston University
660 Beacon St., Kenmore Sq.
April 11, 2002
Russian Tea, Reading and Discussion
Russian Studies Department
April 18, 2002
296 Walton Street
(for directions call: 617 244 6619)
(Note: Beginning April 1 Leaving Katya will be available at all Barnes and Nobles in the “Discover Great New Writers” section of the store.)