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LONELY PLACE AMERICA
Irina's book LONELY PLACE AMERICA, the expanded version of PROBLEMS WITH ELECTRICITY, was first published by AST PUBLISHERS Moscow, ASTREL-SPB PUBLISHERS in 2005.


LONELY PLACE AMERICA newest edition, RIDERO PUBLISHING 2016, is now available both in English and in Russian languages, here:



IRINA'S BOOK WRITTEN EVEN THEN

The book FOR YOUNG MEN IN A WARM SEASON by Irina Borisova, written even in Leningrad and published in 2003 and 2006 in St.Petersubrg by ASTREL-SPB PUBLISHERS.

КНИГА, НАПИСАННАЯ ЕЩЕ ТОГДА
Книга Ирины Борисовой "Для молодых мужчин в теплое время года", написанная еще в городе Ленинграде и вышедшая в 2003 и в 2006 году в городе Санкт-Петербурге, "Астрель-СПБ".



"ДЛЯ МОЛОДЫХ МУЖЧИН В ТЕПЛОЕ ВРЕМЯ ГОДА" newest edition, RIDERO PUBLISHING 2016, is now available here:


IRINA'S BOOK ABOUT "PERESTROYKA"

Irina's book ARE THЕRE REALLY PEARS LIKE THAT? published in April 2001, a collection of 61 short stories written in Russian. The book was nominated for Apollon Grigoriev Literary Prise, 2001.

It is a light-hearted attempt to present an interesting history of our country in ironic, funny and sometimes sad stories.

"Her prose might seem to chatter, smiling disarmingly, about life of townswomen, ordinary unhappy, obliged to no-one, except perhaps to their own children. But such a sceptical, such a fearless mind sparkles in this supposedly accidental supposedly chatter (without an unnecessary word!) that one experiences some of Irina's stories almost like a victory - the Pyrrhic victory, of course, but the victory over our common historic lot. Yes, maybe we have lost to complete rout, but we can despise our loss. As does this author, for instance."
Samuil Lurie

КНИГА О ПЕРЕСТРОЙКЕ

Русская книга Ирины Борисовой "Разве бывают такие груши?", вышедшая в свет в апреле 2001 года в С.Петербурге.Книга была номинирована на премию Аполлона Григорьева за 2001 год.

Это легкомысленная попытка представить интересную жизнь нашей страны в ироничных, смешных, а иногда и грустных рассказах. .

"Вроде бы эта проза стрекочет, наивно улыбаясь, про разную ерунду, из которой состоит жизнь горожанок, заурядно несчастных, никому не нужных, разве что собственным детям. Но такой насмешливый, такой бесстрашный ум сверкает в якобы случайной якобы болтовне (без единого лишнего слова!), что иной рассказ Ирины Борисовой переживаешь чуть ли не как победу - Пиррову, конечно, а все-таки победу: над общей нашей исторической участью. Да, возможно, мы проигрались в прах, -- но умеем презирать проигрыш. Например, как этот автор."
Самуил Лурье




"РАЗВЕ БЫВАЮТ ТАКИЕ ГРУШИ?" newest edition, RIDERO PUBLISHING 2016, is now available here:


IRINA'S ENGLISH BOOK "PROBLEMS WITH ELECTRICITY" AND OTHER STORIES

Working as a matchmaker since 1996 and later Irina had seen a lot related to the international dating phenomenon, particularly as it was viewed through the eyes of Russian Women. Irina has written dozens of stories on these topics, many of which have been compiled into a book "PROBLEMS WITH ELECTRICITY".

Many women, driven by a need for change in their lives, contact a marriage agency. These are their stories -- ironic, woeful, romantic, and often very funny -- as varied and as wonderful as the women themselves.

The author is a Russian, but she has written these stories in a charming idiosyncratic English.

Irina's book "Problems with Electricity", review by Byron Daily, byroncd@yahoo.com
"Problems with Electicity", review by Patrick Hall, phall@u.washington.edu



STORIES BELOW ARE FROM THE NEXT IRINA'S COLLECTION "LONELY PLACE AMERICA"