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Best work of fiction I've read in years,
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I was entranced by this wonderful novel - Bridget Pasulka captured me completely from the very first paragraph. As soon as I finished the book I began recommending it wholeheartedly to friends. Pasulka masterfully weaves together two parallel stories, one set in the Polish countryside just before the onset of World War II, the other in mid-1990s Krakow. The characters are so real that I felt bereft when I had to say goodbye at the book's end. It's a completely satisfying read, one that made me both laugh and cry. I seldom purchase fiction books, but this was a must-have; I know I will savor many readings.