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Rose Tremain writes a fantastic novel about the immigrant experience. She follows one year in the life of Lev, an immigrant from some unknown Eastern European country, to London,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Prof Lesa
A simple, very human story, well told. This book is an absorbing and affecting read about the life and fate of an east European economic immigrant to Britain.Published 5 months ago by Miriam Murcutt
I loved the way characters were fleshed out. Really made you care about them and sympathize with their trials and tribulationsPublished 6 months ago by Denmark
Excellent . Read this book in two days. I just could not wait to find out the fate of the characters .Published 6 months ago by teresa coll
different as Mars to Earth. A good read. Well drawn characters and a good story arc. Liked this book aPublished 7 months ago by Margo L Stevenson
Definitely well written, this is a touching story of isolation and assimilation, and ultimately, reinvention. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ruth Bain
i loved this book and it immediately engaged me with the story of an east european trying to make his way in london after a difficult family tragedy . Read morePublished 8 months ago by Libby Read
Did not read like an immigration novel, but rather a life-lesson. Many special "small" moments reminding us what it is to be human, and why that is both special and painful. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jacqueline D. Martin