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Once, Only the Swallows Were Free by Gabrielle Gouch
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Thoroughly enjoyable! This is a beautifully crafted memoir. The skill of the writer is evident on every page. I was drawn into the story right from the first pages. The tells her own story of childhood and adolescence in communist Romania, and later, through her interaction with the older half-brother who remained when the rest of the family emigrated. Spanning some of the most turbulent times of our century Gouch brings to life the reality of both her own life, and the atmosphere of the times and places in which she lived. Highly recommended!
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