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"In this acidly funny novel" of life in Soviet Russia, "a cruel comic romp ends as a surprisingly winning story of hardship and resilience" (The New Yorker).<br /> <br /> A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year<br /> <br /> A German Book Award Finalist<br /> <br /> A Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal Favorite Read of the Year<br /> <br /> When Rosa Achmetowna discovers that her seventeen-year-old daughter, Sulfia, is pregnant, she tries every bizarre home remedy there is to thwart the pregnancy. But despite her best efforts, the baby girl Aminat is born--and immediately wins Rosa's heart. The dark-eyed Aminat is a Tartar through and through, just like Rosa, and the devious grandmother wastes no time in plotting to steal her away from the woefully inept Sulfia.<br /> When Aminat, now a wild and willful teenager, catches the eye of a sleazy German cookbook writer researching Tartar cuisine, Rosa is quick to broker a deal that will guarantee all three women a passage out of the Soviet Union. But as soon as they are settled in the West, the dysfunctional ties that bind mother, daughter, and grandmother begin to fray.