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Boris Fishman was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States in 1988 at age nine. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and Book ReviewThe London Review of BooksThe Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The New Republic, and other publications. His first novel, A Replacement Life (HarperCollins) received a front-cover rave in the New York Times Book Review; was one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2014 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick; and won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal. His next book, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo, about a New Jersey couple that adopts a boy from Montana who turns out to be wild, was published by HarperCollins in March 2016 and was recently named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2016 by The New York Times.


Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo | New York Times Book Review

100 Notable Books of 2016 | New York Times

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