Irina Reyn: What Happened to Anna K.

(Fiction, 244 pp. 2008)

Overly romantic thirty-seven-year-old Anna K. is comfortably married to an older businessman from her tight-knit Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Queens, but her longing for escape is ignited when she meets her cousin’s young boyfriend. This fresh reinvention of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina masterfully explores issues of identity, fidelity, and community in a contemporary setting.