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 long introductory essay to the just-published Chekhov: Stories For Our Time (Restless Classics). + "God Is in the Salad Dressing," a pre-Thanksgiving essay in The New York Times (Sunday Review). + The most difficult, meaningful personal essay I've ever written, in Tablet Magazine. + A travel essay about Riga, Latvia in the June 2018 issue of Travel + Leisure.