Book Review: 'Apricot Jam'

Sep 22, 2011
Originally published on September 22, 2011 5:01 pm
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Now, eight of the stories he authored in his later years are available in English for the first time. The collection is called "Apricot Jam." Alan Cheuse has a review.

ALAN CHEUSE: From the tiniest details of everyday life, the scarcity of school notebooks to the grandest, the massive starvation in the countryside, and ranging from the early 1920s to the post-World War II period, these stories in "Apricot Jam" give us the feel, as well as the understanding, of these troubled, troubled times.

NORRIS: The collection of stories from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is titled "Apricot Jam." Our reviewer is Alan Cheuse. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.