A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

by Marina Lewycka, | Humor |
ISBN: 9780141020525 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Lippycow of Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on 8/6/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Lippycow from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 06, 2007
From the back of the book:
"Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukranian divorcee. He was 84, she was 36!.....the sisters must put aside a lifetime of feuding to save their father from the voluptuous gold-digger who will stop at nothing in her pursuit of wealth"

Reserved for jimjam66 who would like to read this before wild-releasing

Journal Entry 2 by jimjam66 from Madison, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A very funny and somewhat poignant story, well-crafted and involving. If you''re English, you''ll particularly enjoy the criticism of the UK''s immigration policy and the Executive Branch''s ineffectual efforts to police it - how true! The counterplay bewteen the ''real'' story and the ''short history of tractors'' throughout the book is superb, and reinforces in a subtle way the theme of ''human goodness overshadowed by cruelty'' versus ''basic human meanness'' while making for absorbing reading. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Journal Entry 3 by Lippycow from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Reserved for bookish-angel. Awaiting receipt of postage.
Mailed 30 October.

Journal Entry 4 by Bookish-Angel on Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Rec'd today - thanks!

I struggled to finish this book; definitely not my cup of tea. I did not care for the writing and had little sympathy for the characters.

Journal Entry 5 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Friday, January 04, 2008
I was so surprised to receive this in the mail today! I answered the "Crazy Bookish-Angel's books for postage! Prices so low they're insane!" post in the Book Wish Lists forum and this is one of two books I requested. It has such an intriguing title...Thank you so much for sending it my way Bookish-Angel, can't wait to start reading it ;)

Journal Entry 6 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Saturday, February 23, 2008
I couldn't wait to start reading this book, seeing such good reviews by fellow BCers. Unfortunately, like Bookish-Angel, I too struggled to get through this book. The characters were mean, stubborn, and in the case of the "glamorous blonde Ukranian divorcee"...she really was a total "gold-digger who will stop at nothing in her pursuit of wealth." I couldn't care less what happened to them in the end and there are too many books on Mt TBR, so I stopped reading it.

Wrong book for me, but I'm sure the right reader will come along! Will either RABCK to someone who wants it, or wild release for one of the many challenges I've signed up for.

Journal Entry 7 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Monday, April 14, 2008
On its way to Jare for the Albuquerque Pridefest...Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 8 by jare from Hudson, Florida USA on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
This came in the mail yesterday for Pridefest. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 9 by ZiaBookCrossers from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Reserved for a Bookcrossing table at Albuquerque Pridefest on June 14, 2008!

Journal Entry 10 by jare from Hudson, Florida USA on Sunday, June 15, 2008
This was leftover after the festival... will find a new home for the book soon....

Journal Entry 11 by jare at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Saturday, July 26, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (7/26/2008 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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Took this to our BC meet today, someone, I believe it was labmomnm took it home..

Journal Entry 12 by winglabmomnmwing from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Saturday, July 26, 2008
Yup, 'twas I that snagged this book! I've seen so many happy reader-type posts about this book on BC....I thought I'd give it a whirl. Will report back, soon.

9 August 2008 - Well, I'm going to have to join the "not the book for me" crowd on this one; it seemed to me to be heading in an obvious direction from the first paragraph & the characters & style weren't enough to keep me interested.

Will try to RABCK to a wishlister (you know what I mean!).

Journal Entry 13 by winglabmomnmwing at By mail, RABCK to fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (8/16/2008 UTC) at By mail, RABCK to fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Withoutwings has this on her wishlist - I hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 14 by Withoutwings from Prescott Valley, Arizona USA on Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Recieved the book yesterday. Thank you! Can't wait to read it.

Journal Entry 15 by Withoutwings from Prescott Valley, Arizona USA on Friday, January 23, 2009
I loved this book. It was very well written and enjoyable to read. I will be looking online soon to find someone else who would love to read it.

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