A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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Click for availability and more information A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka

This book really doesn't have a whole lot to do with tractors - though you do learn some things - and it's not in Ukrainian either. Lewycka's debut novel tells the story of an elderly Ukrainian immigrant in England, Nikolai, who marries a much younger woman of questionable motives newly arrived from Ukraine named Valentina. His daughters Nadezhda and Vera, try desperately to rid themselves and especially their father of his new wife. The story is by turns hilarious and sad. Interspersed throughout the book is the story of how Nadezhda and Vera's parents met, married and survived the Second World War. In recalling her parent's past, Nadezhda discovers that as bad as she is, Valentina is deserving of sympathy.

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