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  • LongJohn Wayne
    I read a couple of Dr. Seuss books this weekend.  That is my reading level. [Verify w/ Helen @ LoC]. They have nothing to do w/ Slovakia, but the pictures of
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      I read a couple of Dr. Seuss books this weekend.  That is my reading level. [Verify w/ Helen @ LoC].

      They have nothing to do w/ Slovakia, but the pictures of the houses remind me of the walls, & stairways in the castles.

      --- On Thu, 9/17/09, ssultonia <ssultonia@...> wrote:

      From: ssultonia <ssultonia@...>
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Recommendations?
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8:21 PM






       





      I can't speak to the others but regarding "Out of This Furnace" - my grandparents lived in Braddock, Pa. and the Priest mentioned in the book is the same name that is on my GOP's marriage certificate from 1913. I had the certificate first then read the book. I was pleasantly surprised to see the name mentioned in the book.

      Bill



      Bill--- In Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com, "KMC" <kmc1026@... > wrote:

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      > I would like to recommend the Michael Genelin "Commander Jana Matinova" series (Siren of the Waters and (the second) Dark Dreams). They are fun reads, not critically acclaimed, but good stories- I did both of them over one weekend. I can also recommend "Out of this Furnace" - it was a good story but I can't attest to it's accuracy as I'm 3 generations removed from Slovakia.

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      > Completely aside.... One that my book club really liked is The Alchemist, but Spanish author Paulo Coelho, it's really a lovely, uplifting story.

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      > kate

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      > --- In Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com, jenna-m <broni03@> wrote:

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      > > Hi all:

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      > > I belong to a book discussion group that is putting together a list of reads for this coming year. 

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      > > For those of you that have read "Out of this Furnace"...any good? Good recommendation for a book club?

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      > > Some time ago, I think Martin made a posting about "Dark Dreams" a novel set in Bratislava some time back. Did you read that Martin? Any good?

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      > > Anyone have any suggestions, fiction or non-fiction, set in Eastern Europe... or a recently translated Slovakian author preferably in paperback?

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      > > Just to give you a sense of range from the group...recent reads have included: Falconer, The Soloist, Dreams of my Father, Three Cups of Tea, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Reading Lolita in Tehran. Next month we're reading "The Three Madonnas of Leningrad."

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      > > Any suggestions of something you read and would highly recommend would be greatly appreciated.

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      > > Jenna

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