Tag: Poland

Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

I read this for my book club and really enjoyed it. This is the kind of book you put down and then you find yourself thinking about long afterwards. This author won the Nobel Prize in 2018, and I can see why. It’s kind of a strange… Continue Reading “Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk”

Mini-Reviews: Lethal White, In the Distance, I Am I Am I am, We Were the Lucky Ones

I didn’t have a chance to review any of the books I read in December because I was traveling, so I’m posting some mini-reviews of the more interesting books I read during my trip: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith: I will only say here… Continue Reading “Mini-Reviews: Lethal White, In the Distance, I Am I Am I am, We Were the Lucky Ones”

Following Up with Authors I’ve Reviewed, Part I

For the fifth anniversary of The Book Stop, I wanted to follow up with some of the authors who asked me to review their books. The authors I chose wrote books that really stood out — not only for the quality of the writing,… Continue Reading “Following Up with Authors I’ve Reviewed, Part I”

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

This book was written by Eric P. Kelly in 1928 and won a Newbery award in 1929.  It tells the true story of a 12th century boy in Krakow who dies will blowing a trumpet on the town walls during the invasion of the… Continue Reading “The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly”

Review: Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law by Michelle Granas

I was interested in this book for two reasons.  First, it’s sort of a historical/political novel about modern-day Poland.  I’m a quarter Polish, and visited Poland for the first time two years ago, and loved it.  We were fascinated by the country’s rich history… Continue Reading “Review: Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law by Michelle Granas”

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