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The Little Russian (2012)

by Susan Sherman(Favorite Author)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 2
1582437726 (ISBN13: 9781582437729)
review 1: Beautifully written war novel centered around a Jewish family in early 20th century Ukraine. Reads a little bit like "Gone with the Wind"; the author seems to want her work to look like the WWI version of that classic, and it works well. Parts dragged a bit, especially because it's heavy on the narrative and light on dialogue but overall it's interesting and devastating. Not among the best books I've read this year or on my list of favorites but certainly a very good read.
review 2: A compelling portrait of a young Jewish woman moving from poverty to riches and back to poverty during World War I and the Russian Revolution. The writing pulls you into the time and place. You can feel the cold, hunger and fear. And it captures the spirit it takes to survive such t
... moreimes. The writer based the novel on her grandmother's story of escaping Russia with her young children. A great read. less
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Excellent story about a Russian Jewish family in the early 1900's.
Lovely story about love loss and reconciliation. Very real.
The first half of the book was painfully slow
It was a really intriguing story.
I am enjoying this so far.
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