Everything you need to understand or teach Still Here by Lara Vapnyar.
Four Russian immigrants realize that life in America is not all they had expected in the novel Still Here by Lara Vapnyar. These four friends grapple with death, parenting, relationships, and defining their personalities in an atmosphere that remains foreign to them even after they have lived here for years. As they struggle to define themselves, the friends learn there is still much to discover about each other. Through Sergey’s fight to bring to life a mobile app about death and social media, the four realize that the American Dream is possible. Still Here explores themes of death, relationships, parenting, social media, and the immigrant experience in America.