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May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Regine Rayevsky Fisher


Books & Books


May 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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 Books & Books Presents…



Dance Me to the End of the World

Monday, May 6, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present Regine Rayevsky Fisher discussing her short story collection, Dance Me to the End of Love

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! 

About the Book:

The short stories in Dance Me to the End of Love reflect the real day-to-day life of ordinary people of different ages, genders, professions, and ethnicities with connections to a believable world of imagined events. They take place in the former Soviet Union, in the United States, and in the emigration in-between. Love, marriage, infidelity, disillusionment, intimacy and the lack of it, rootlessness are subjects that move from an improbable reality to surreal events, as the American novelist Maureen Howard noted,“… is Regine Rayevsky Fisher’s strong suit, one she shares with many of the best writers who have emerged from the Soviet Union that was and the Eastern bloc, such as Kundera and Berberova…Fisher knows when to fade from a scene, when to draw conclusions that have the double vision of innocence and the informed telling.”

Some of the stories slap you in the face, some make you want to cry your heart out—they are wonderfully entertaining and also very wise. The author has a satirical talent for exposing so many of our human flaws and showing how people behave from insecurity and their fragile egos. But there is tenderness and forgiveness too. These tales about simple people pose more questions than answers about morals, respectability, and roads taken and missed. Most of all they are about love that holds everything together on our planet.

About the Author:

Regine Rayevsky Fisher was born in Moscow, U.S.S.R., where she received the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both music and literature. Upon emigrating to the United States, she entered Columbia University’s School of the Arts Writing Program, receiving an M.F.A. in 1993. She began to write in English in the late 1980’s and has written plays, poetry, song lyrics, and short stories. Regine has taught piano, voice, and Russian language and literature, including most recently at the University of Miami. She has been published in various literary magazines, and one of her short stories won an award from Columbia University that led to her reading it at the KGB Club in downtown New York. Her latest work consists of two collections of short stories entitled Dance Me to the End of Love and The Sound of Bells. She lives in Miami with her husband, children, and a small dog named Gemma.