9 April 2012

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - May 2012

Our book for May is A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka.

Per the blurb:
"Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukranian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside."

We'll be meeting on 3rd May to discuss this one.

In April, we discussed Great House by Nicole Krauss.

"Spanning continets and decades, weaving an intricate web of its characters' lives, Great House tells a soaring story of love, loss and survival against the odds."

Mixed reception to this one, some of us really enjoyed it, others found it a bit of a struggle.

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