October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Maxim D. Shrayer
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH MAXIM D. SHRAYER
(Cherry Orchard Books, $19.95)
Monday, October 9th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Maxim D. Shrayer discussing his clever and moving memoir: Immigrant Baggage: Morticians, Purloined Diaries, and Other Theatrics of Exile (Cherry Orchard Books, $19.95).
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
In this witty and wise literary memoir, Shrayer writes about traversing the borders and boundaries of the three cultures that have nourished him―Russian, Jewish, and American.
Praise for Immigrant Baggage
“Maxim D. Shrayer writes like Nabokov’s long lost cousin… Immigrant Baggage is a compact, pang-filled, hilarious marvel.”
-David Mikics, author of Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker
“Maxim D. Shrayer is a precious object: a kind of living Rosetta Stone who embodies multiple literary cultures.
-Marcel Theroux, author of The Sorcerer of Pyongyang and Far North
“The past is present, and made alive again, in this most engaging memoir.”
-Elizabeth Poliner, author of As Close to Us as Breathing and Mutual Life & Casualty
About the Author:
Maxim D. Shrayer, bilingual author, scholar, and translator, is a Professor at Boston College. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Shrayer’s many books include Waiting for America, A Russian Immigrant, and Of Politics and Pandemics. Shrayer’s works have been translated into ten languages. Visit his website at www.shrayer.com