Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

Thoughts on: A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel

About: A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel is part fiction part non-fiction book. The book includes a play in two acts in the middle. 288 pages Publisher: Walker & Company ISBN: 0802717934 My rating for A More Perfect Heaven – 4 Buy & Save on A More Perfect Heaven through the ManOfLa­Book […]

Thoughts on: The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman

About: The Street Sweeper by Australian historian Elliot Perlman is a fictional book which deals with the American struggle for civil rights and the Holocaust. The book beautifully ties together the idea that we are all human and touch each other’s lives. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one advanced reader copy (ARC)  of this book— […]

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Conrad

Tomorrow is the birthday of famed Polish author Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857 – August 3, 1924). Reading Conrad’s work one could see his development of an author from adventure stories to sophisticated works. View Joseph Conrad’s Ama­zon Page 1 ) Born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski and spent his early childhood in Russia with his parents. […]

Thoughts on: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg

About: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg is an award winning historical fiction book. The book was translated from Swedish and tells about real life, as well as fictional characters. 672 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN-10: 0374139644 My rating for The Emperor of Lies – 5 Buy & Save on The Emperor […]

Thoughts on: The Family Affair by Leon H. Gildin

About: The Family Affair by Leon H. Gildin is the fictional continuation of his award The Polski Affair. Like its predecessor this is a short book, but one that packs in impact. Spe­cial Offer: Buy The Pol­ski Affair for $1 on Smash­wards— Coupon Code RZ73B (Expires 31 Decem­ber, 2011). 256 pages Publisher: Diamond River Books ISBN: […]

Thoughts on: The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin

About: The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin is an award winning, fictional book about a very weird and bizarre historical occurrence during World War II. The book is the story of one family of Holocaust survivors, takes place in present day Israel and Poland as well as through flashbacks. Special Offer: Buy The Polski […]

Thoughts on: Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz

About: “Displaced Persons” by Ghita Schwartz is a fictional book which follows a group of holocaust survivors from their liberation to the twilight of their life.  This is a moving narrative of people with no country and no home. 352 pages Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 0061881902 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of […]

Book Review: A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

I borrowed this book from the local library. “A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True” by Brigid Pasulka is a fascinating fictional book tells the stories of two generations of the same family in Poland. The chapters alternated between the grandparents’ experience in WWII war years & beyond, and their granddaughter’s life in the […]

Book Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

I bought this book. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” is one of the most remarkable works of fiction I have ever read. Even though this story is about the comic book world, there are very few comic / pop references, and none which are required to enjoy the book. This is a big […]

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