A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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"An amusing, astonishing debut . . . about how a family learns to let go of the past and live and love in the present." —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her place alongside ...Continua
Cristina
Ha scritto il 26/08/19
SPOILER ALERT
Well written and developed, yet I did not find it hilarious (as promised by the cover) in the least bit. In fact, I found it slightly depressing in its realism. This young busty woman taking advantage of a poor old man, and she herself a victim of po...Continua
Milady133
Ha scritto il 03/03/17
I heard about this book in BBC's BookClub two years ago or so, I liked what I heard so I bought the book and has been sitting in my TBR pile since then. I've liked the story and how the author presents this little drama in her family with so much hum...Continua
hermia
Ha scritto il 02/09/14

Very funny. A page turner. Very apt observation on senility as well.

Gabriele Pitacco
Ha scritto il 16/08/14

Perhaps it is the british idea of comedy i don't get, perhaps it is not a comedy at all. But it is a good book to read indeed. Well written, interesting, even moving sometimes.

ausone
Ha scritto il 05/08/13
西西的讀後感
一切都由一通電話開始。母親去世兩年後,兩個女兒收到獨居的父親打來電話說,他要結婚了。對女兒來說,這可不是好消息,因為父親已經八十四歲,而對象只有三十六歲,剛離婚,帶着個十四歲大的兒子,住在烏克蘭。老人非常愛她,他說:她美得就像波提切利那幅從波浪中誕生的維納斯。女兒們都知道是怎樣的婚姻,她們也是烏克蘭移民,而她們的祖國,受多國的爭奪:紅軍、白軍、波蘭軍、德軍,還有本土的黑軍,把國家變成了地獄。人民食物匱缺,沒有下水道,電力供應時續時斷。從前,烏克蘭人大多務農,也有不少工程師,雖不富裕,但也夠自給,...Continua

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