A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True
Publish date: August 12th 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
I read this book to lead a book discussion at the library. It's not a book that I would have necessarily picked up on my own, but I'm glad I did. It's beautifully written and the characters are all so tangible. I was a little cautious since it's yet another WWII book, but it was done so well, and th...
I wasn't anticipating buying this book. For Christmas, I had been given a sweet giftcard for my local indie bookseller. So I was browsing. I would have passed over this book; however, fate brought it to me. I just happened to glance at their section of award winners. Normally, I don't peruse th...
The content of this novel focuses on life in Krakow, Poland, during and after WW2, through to the period when communism was finally overthrown. Life during the war was difficult, but so was the time after. The central issue of this novel, as of so many others, is not anti-Semitism. The time period ...
I had never heard of this book when I came across it at my favourite book store. I was glancing through the "new arrivals" section when its cover caught my eye. Actually, it was not the cover alone but the title itself. Who wouldn't, especially if they loved fairy tales, stop in their tracks at site...
This book was not what I expected. Although, honestly I don’t know what I expected. If I were to judge it on its cover, maybe something super girly and mind-numbing (not that that’s a bad thing if you’re looking for an easy read/escape). It was not that at all. It was more of a family epic that then...