Friday Finds is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading and it asks us ‘what great books did you hear about/discover this past week?
Here is my find for the week…
A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka is to be released on August 1, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Co. It sounds like a good story and one I would like. Here’s a bit about it from Fantastic Fiction…
The novel opens on the eve of World War II. In the mountain village of Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon, under the approving eyes of the entire village, courts the beautiful Anielica Hetmanska. But the war’s arrival wreaks havoc in all their lives and delays their marriage for six long years.
Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, leaves Half-Village for Krakow, the place where her grandparents lived as newlyweds after the war and the setting of her grandmother’s most magical stories. Beata yearns to find her own place in this new city, one that is very different from her imagination and the past. Her first person insight into a country on the cusp of change–and the human toll of Poland’s rapid-fire embrace of capitalism–transports readers to another world. When two unexpected events occur, one undeniably tragic, and the other a kind of miracle, Beata is given a fresh glimpse at her family’s and her country’s, history and a vision of her own essential role in the New Poland.
With the effortless, accomplished grace of a gifted storyteller, Pasulka weaves together the two strands of her story, re-imagining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one profound love affair–that of the Pigeon and Anielica–which readers won’t soon forget.
Doesn’t that sound good? What about you, what did you find for this first Friday in July—wow, can you believe its July already? Let me know in the comments or leave me a link to your post.
I NEED this book! Thanks for mentioning it!
I'm with Marie, I need that book! It sounds fantastic!
That does sound like a good one Dar…thanks for sharing it!
That book sounds fantastic, I'll have to look into finding a copy. Thanks for sharing!
wow, this sounds like an amazing book; thanks for enabling me once again 🙂
That does sound good! Beautiful cover too!
gautami tripathy says
Here is my Friday Find
This one does sound great!
Sandy Nawrot says
I think you know how much I need to get this book. Krakow is an amazing city, and Poland is an amazing country, rich with history and heritage. The fact that my husband and his family is part of this history makes it even more poignant. Thanks for pointing this one out!
Scrap girl says
What a fabulous find. I really do like the look of this. The cover is beautiful too.
This sounds really interesting and it's the first time I've heard of this book.
This sounds really interesting! Great find.
This one sounds really good and different.
Sassy Brit says
Yes it does sound like a very good find! There are so many good books in these Friday Finds, and this is one of the best.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks everyone for visiting my Friday Finds-glad you all liked it. I hadn't heard about it until I happened across it but I'm glad I found it. Sometimes it's those out of the way ones we don't hear about that end up being so good.
Sandy, it's so nice to see your smiling face in my comments again. I'd love to visit Poland someday and yes this would be a book you'd want to read I bet.
The Book Resort says
I love the cover.
The Book Resort says
That does sound good.
This sounds really good!
great find! A Long, Long Time Ago has a great cover too.
Literary Feline says
This does sound good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
Alice Teh says
This is a good find! Thanks for sharing! 😀
That sounds like a fantastic book and I love the title!!!
Such a lovely cover!