Vaclav and Lena 2011 12 11 1 9.2/10 PAPERBACK FICTION English 304 The Dial Press 1400069319 9781400069316
Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other. They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Vaclav is precocious and verbal. Lena, struggling with English, takes comfort in the safety of his adoration, his noisy, loving home, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mother.