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Push Not the River - James Conroyd Martin
Push Not the River
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312311537 (0312311532)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Lynn Spencer - All About Romance
Lynn Spencer - All About Romance rated it
This is one of those books that I should probably think is terrible, but I.Just.Could.Not.Stop.Reading. Supposedly, this novel is based upon an 18th century Polish noblewoman's diary which was suppressed by her descendants for its scandalous content. The heroine, Anna Maria, certainly goes through...
VeganCleopatra rated it
2.0 Push Not the River
Overall? I was bored. I did not enjoy Martin's writing, his voice did not feel authentic for a female perspective. I absolutely could not stand Zofia, such a miserable character. Anna was either extremely and foolishly trusting or clueless. It took her nearly the entire book to even understand her c...
2manybooks2read rated it
i enjoyed push not the river. it's a sprawling saga based on the diary of a real polish countess, Anna Maria Berezowska, beginning as she loses both of her parents to tragedy. she goes to live with her mother's sister, her aunt stella and uncle leo, and her cousins, walter and zofia. there is gre...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
After reading some enthusiastic reviews, I decided to read this one -- and I hated it. Set in the late 18th century, it tells the story of a young Polish countess, Anna Maria, who goes through every sort of mayhem and abuse during the partition of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria. Improbable si...
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