At twenty years old, Margarita Gokun Silver convinced her Jewish family to move from the USSR to the United States

An article on NPR highlights the humour with which Silver approaches this move and her assimilation into American life – the culture shocks, cancer diagnoses and language barriers.

An American flag lies next to an ereader showing a book cover for I Named My Dog Pushkin

I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales)

Margarita Gokun Silver

Published: 29 July 2021

Buy a pair of Levi’s, lose the Russian accent, and turn yourself into an American. Really, how difficult could it be?

Margarita Gokun Silver