Bruce McDonald's Reviews > Cold Snap: Bulgaria Stories

Cold Snap by Cynthia Morrison Phoel
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Feb 11, 2013

it was amazing

I found the interconnected stories to have a haunting and evocative quality. The sense of resigned hopelessness that pervades the Bulgarian spirit was as persistent and unrelenting as the smell of cabbage cooking in the kitchen. Still, there are bright flashes of energy, spirit and hope, made all the more valuable because of the contrast. Phoel seemed to be speaking from inside the deepest thoughts of her characters. My appreciation might have been heightened by having lived and worked in Bulgaria and feeling these things with friends and neighbors, but not being able to express them so expertly. I enjoyed this book immensely.
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February 11, 2013 – Shelved
February 19, 2013 – Started Reading
February 1, 2014 – Finished Reading

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