America is a dream for many immigrants, whose numerous stories span decades and generations. L.N. Gruer’s harrowing debut novel “The Blue Tartar” chronicles five immigrant women on their journey from Ukrainian killing fields to the fire-scorched Hollywood Hills.
An immigrant herself, Gruer was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. She won first place at the San Francisco Writers Conference for her poetry collection “I Sing of Things Unspoken”. Also an award-winning essayist, she’s written nonfiction works on therapeutic nutrition, including her groundbreaking book on pediatric mineral deficiencies.