308th out of 735 books — 144 voters
More Was Lost
She writes about her marriage to a Hungarian baron, their life of a Ruthenian estate, and the devastating effects of WW II on their family and friends. Lucid, crisp, and unpretentious, this re-release of More Was Lost is a joy.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Helen Marx Books
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Insightful recollections of the author's short marriage to a Hungarian nobleman at the beginning of WWII as their estate is flung back and forth between warring factions placing them in Hungary, Czechlaslovakia, Ruthenia, and the Soviet Union in a few short years. Her youth and naivete as an American girl abroad is evident but it also allows for for her enthusiasm and bold spirit facing historically entrenched culture and prejudices. She wrote a marvelous gardening book Green Thoughts: A Writer...more