Boris' second novel, Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo, received a rave from The New York Times and was named to its list of the 100 best books of 2016. A Replacement Life received the same honor in 2014. Both are out in paperback.
Next: Savage Feast (2019), a family memoir told through recipes, and teaching fiction at Princeton.
The Boston Globe asked Boris to name two books that explain Russia. At least a little. Great conversations about Rodeo with Leonard Lopate on WNYC, WNHH (New Haven)'s Book Talk, and Tampa's Oxford Exchange. And Rodeo review highlights: The San Francisco Chronicle; The Chicago Tribune; O, the Oprah Magazine; NPR.
A foreword to the 50th-anniversary reissue of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita + "God Is in the Salad Dressing," a pre-Thanksgiving essay in The New York Times (Sunday Review). + A Guardian essay about finding sanity in a restaurant kitchen. + An essay about Flathead Lake in Montana in the August 2017 issue of Travel + Leisure.