Ru: A Novel
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The book is filled with little Jewels, Uncle Two and his living large, Aunt Seven and her troubles. The wonder continues in Canada as the author describes people welcoming them to their new country.
Winner of the Govenor-General's Award.
Fly far little book!
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Updated September 30, 2018
A very beautifully written book. The memories are at times sad, at times hopeful, at times poignant, but always emotionally authentic. The book reminds me of The Buddha in the Attic.
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Love the postcard, too – and, of course, also the always so handy & needed release supplies. Your note on the postcard made me check when Finland actually got her first Vietnamese refugees. It was late 1970’s when 500 Vietnamese arrived here. (The first refugees came to Finland from Chile in 1973. Our history with refugees – with the exception of our own Karelian evacuees during and after WWII – is not that long.)
Ru is on my wishlists and now I’m happy to go and delete it from there. But before I do it, I want to write down the merit list of this book:
2015 Canada Reads winner
2011 Grand Prix Littéraire Archambault
2011 Premio Mondello per la Multiculturalità
2010 Prix du Gouverneur général : romans et nouvelles de langue française
2010 Prix du grand public du Salon du livre de Montréal – La Presse, Volet Essais et livres pratiques
2010 Grand Prix RTL-Lire
ETA, on 23th October, that I've now scanned those lovely postcards mcsar sent me. Thank you!