Thursday, September 27, 2018

Book Beginning: The Book of Dirt by Bram Presser

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



In the region of T, not far from the city of U, there once stood a village that had been in Poland, then Hungary, then Subcarpathian Ruthenia, then Czechoslovakia, then Slovakia, then Hungary again, then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, then the Ukraine and now cannot be found on any map.

-- The Book of Dirt by Bram Presser. Presser weaves family history with fiction, historic photos and documents to recreate his grandparents' Holocaust story.




Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING




14 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds fascinating!

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like something I would really like! I will have to give this one a try. I am drawn to stories in and around the World Wars.

Anne Bennett said...

Excellent quote. How interesting. My Friday Quotes

Anne Bennett said...

I gave you a bad link. Second try....My Friday Quotes

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

A poignant passage and information overload, with which to begin what sounds like a fascinating novel.

As someone who doesn't particularly enjoy reading memoirs per se, I always respect an author who finds the right key to a book, by blending fact and fiction together, to attract a wider reading audience to a very emotional and serious issue.

Thanks for hosting and sharing and enjoy your weekend :)

Yvonne
xx

Breana M. said...

I like this quote. Enjoy your current read!

Misa Buckley said...

This sounds very interesting if dark (not that it can be anything else when connected to the Holocaust.)

Misa @ The Raving Squirrel

Louise Ferrell said...

Great title!

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

This sounds like a unique format for a memoir. Sounds like it is a very interesting book. Thanks for sharing it.

Yvonne said...

Looks interesting! Have a great weekend!

Roberta said...

The book is an intriguing mix of things, which made me curious what genre it fell into. It seems to be categorized as historical fiction?

Tea said...

What happened to the village? How sad for it to disappear.

Donna H said...

Sounds really interesting.

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like an interesting (but likely also intense) read.

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