Stalina by Emily Rubin is now available!
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Stalina Folskaya’s homeland is  little more than a bankrupt country of broken dreams. She flees St.  Petersburg in search of a better life in America, leaving behind her  elderly mother and the grief of the past. However, Stalina quickly  realizes that her pursuit of happiness will be a hard road. A trained  chemist in Russia, but disillusioned by her prospects in the US, she  becomes a maid at The Liberty, a “short-stay” motel on the outskirts of  Hartford. Able to envision beauty and profit even here, Stalina  convinces her boss to let her transform the motel into a fantasy  destination. Business skyrockets and puts the American dream within  Stalina’s sights. A smart, fearless woman like Stalina can go far …  if only she can reconcile the ghosts of her past. Obsessed with avenging  her family while also longing for a new life, Stalina is a remarkable immigrant’s tale about a woman whose imagination—and force of personality—will let her stop at nothing.

Stalina by Emily Rubin is now available!

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Stalina Folskaya’s homeland is little more than a bankrupt country of broken dreams. She flees St. Petersburg in search of a better life in America, leaving behind her elderly mother and the grief of the past. However, Stalina quickly realizes that her pursuit of happiness will be a hard road. A trained chemist in Russia, but disillusioned by her prospects in the US, she becomes a maid at The Liberty, a “short-stay” motel on the outskirts of Hartford. Able to envision beauty and profit even here, Stalina convinces her boss to let her transform the motel into a fantasy destination. Business skyrockets and puts the American dream within Stalina’s sights. A smart, fearless woman like Stalina can go far … if only she can reconcile the ghosts of her past. Obsessed with avenging her family while also longing for a new life, Stalina is a remarkable immigrant’s tale about a woman whose imagination—and force of personality—will let her stop at nothing.