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Margarita Gokun Silver, I NAMED MY DOG PUSHKIN (AND OTHER IMMIGRANT TALES): Notes From a Soviet Girl on Becoming an American Woman

Season 12, Ep. 3

Zibby is joined by writer and journalist Margarita Gokun Silver to talk about her collection of essays, I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales), which follows her journey from growing up in the Soviet Union to America. The two discuss the role Judaism played in Margarita's upbringing and family history in the USSR, how their time at Yale overlapped by a few years, and what efforts Margarita has made to parent her daughter differently than her parents raised her. Margarita also shares the heartbreaking news of her husband's passing and how this book stands as a testament to his life as well as her own.

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