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Elena Lappin: What Language Do I Dream In?

(Memoir, 310 pp. 2017)

In this rich family mosaic, Moscow-born, London-based writer and editor Elena Lappin explores the impact of her peripatetic, multilingual background on the development of her identity and her sense of home and self. As she reconstructs the stories and secrets of her parents and grandparents, each language — Russian, Czech, German, Hebrew, and finally, English — is a link to a different piece of Lappin’s struggle to find a voice in a language not her own.

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