Reading either a book about Chekhov or a book by Chekhov, I'm not sure--the cover says Anton Chekhov in Cyrillic script, but I didn't have a chance to ask. I got anxious to practice my Russian and he was getting on the train. Before the doors closed I somehow remembered how to say "What's your favorite book?", which I think I butchered with "Shto Vasha Lyoobimaya Kneegoo" , to which he responded, in English, "This one!"