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Dem rated it 5 years ago
Note to self for 2017....... you don't have to finish a book that you are not connecting with. You have purchased it, you have tried it, you don't have to finish it. Occasionally I struggle though books I am not enjoying in the hope that it will turn around and this happens to be one of those that...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
This is just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful in places. This is Teffi's account of her journey out of Revolutionary Russia. It has beauty, humor, and sorrow.Thank NYRB Book Club, thank you.(May 2016 selection)
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2016, a-cut-above, adventure, author-in-the-mirror, autobiography-memoir, beautifully-put, chase-me-chase-me, character-growth, decline-disintergration-degradation, diamonds-are-a-girls-best-friend, ex-pats, fascinating-fayre, gulp, hell-breaks-loose-one-night-ashore, life-is-ch...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Most of the leading lights of Russian literature—especially before the Russian Revolution—that most people know are men. Almost two years ago, I was delighted to learn that the work of one Russian woman was being translated and published in English. I had never heard of Teffi and was astonished to f...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2015, radio-4, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, slavic, translation, under-50-ratings Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from April 11 to 18, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05ny7p1Description: Teffi's genius with the short fo...
tricours rated it 8 years ago
3,5 stars.Several of these stories are 4-star worthy, but I don't like throwing 4 and 5 star ratings around too freely. Some stories I didn't really get, like the very last one. Overall, sweet, easy to read, - and probably easy to forget. My favourites were probably the ones about unhappy love.
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