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The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu
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Oct 13, 2011

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bookshelves: historical-fiction

A very interesting story about a young Ukrainian girl who survives the German & Russian devastation of her village, escaping and coming to Chicago where we meet her as a 70 year-old. The book is filled with beautiful Ukrainian folk tales and customs, along with our heroine's reflections and guilt over her escape, lost loves and more or less contented life. I would have liked to see more development of other characters, esp her husband. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and not particularly long or intense. You even get a wonderful description of the tradition and process of coloring those beautiful Easter eggs.
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