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Like a Haystack: Life from My Perspective

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When Hitler marched into Yugoslavia in 1943, my family became refugees. With many others, we were herded like cattle from camp to camp. After living in Austria for seven years as unwelcome foreigners, we sailed to the United States and faced many challenges in a new culture; however, we found peace.

Like a Haystack focuses on several crucial dynamics: The contrast between l
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Paperback, 108 pages
Published July 10th 2014 by WestBow Press
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Petra
Nov 19, 2015 Petra rated it really liked it
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Note: I received a copy of this book from a GR Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Reading this book is like listening to a family story of immigration, change and adjustments. It's a lovely, warm story of memories and impressions during change.
I enjoyed the stories of the places, the traditions, the "old" ways.
An interesting read. Not literature but a friend sharing a story over a comfortable cup of coffee.
Audrey
Jan 14, 2015 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short touching memoir which shares the struggles, challenges and joys of an immigrant Croation family's road to a new life in America.
Joy Kidney
Jun 04, 2016 Joy Kidney rated it it was amazing
The author likens the foundations of her life to a Balkan haystack, formed by pitching dry hay onto and up a tall pole with several "arms" sticking out to hold the layers more securely. It took many people to form it, just like the people and events that shaped her life. A wonderful memoir of tough years as refugees during WW II, then the challenges as American immigrants. An amazing woman.
Suzanne
Dec 09, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
I won this book on Goodreads.
The true story of a family from Croatia who fled to Austria after WW II. Eventually they emigrated to the United States, where they settled in Iowa. The author describes what life was like in each place and how they were impacted by the war; the adjustments they made, and how they were affected by different cultures.
A very interesting memoir.
Carla
Jul 18, 2016 Carla rated it liked it
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This is a true story about a family during WWII moving from Croatia to Austria and finally the US. It's like sitting down with your grandma to hear about her life. It was very a very interesting memoir.
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