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My enthusiasm grew as I went through this book. When it was all about Valentina and the horrid things she was doing I nearly shut off but had to keep going to find the conclusion. Read morePublished 14 days ago by A Wright
Great story about dealing with aging parents. It is funny and never gets sappy.Published 1 month ago by M. Waltz
I think it must have been the title that attracted so much attention to this book. The whole premise is based on an utterly unlikely scenario. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dikwal
The book is filled with old history, and the now! It brings a lens to magnify the oft interwoven yet complex life of siblings, and the general pecking order within families! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brad Weaver
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Marina Lewycka's A short History of Tractors in the Ukrainian is an interesting variation on the immigrant story. It has a reputation as a funny book. Read more
I bought this book because it was recommended by friends who told me it was very funny. 'Funny' is quite subjective and everyone has their own sense of humor. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michelle