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Paper Poppies: A Memoir [Paperback]

By Marianna Vekhova (Author)
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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.54" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.38"
Weight:   0.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2005
Publisher   Cladach Publishing
ISBN  0975961918  
EAN  9780975961919  

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During World War II a crippled Russian/Jewish orphan, the daughter of Soviet scientists, embarks on a poignant search for Truth and hope, and finally discovers the light of Christ even in such a dark time and place. We travel with the author on a journey of understanding the times and of spiritual discovery. English translation, first published in Russia to critical acclaim. The story and writing style are reminiscent of Anne Frank's Diary.

Publishers Description
During World War II, a crippled Russian/Jewish orphan, exiled and tied to a bed with spinal TB, begins a poignant search for Truth. We travel with the author on a journey of understanding the times and of spiritual discovery. Original in style, expressing childlike wonder, reminiscent of the The Diary of Ann Frank. First published in Russia. Lucid and lively English translation. For readers interested in World War II, Russia, orphans, Jewish heritage, spiritual journeys, triumph over adversity, and a view of the world from a perceptive child's eyes.

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USSR childhood  Apr 11, 2006
Rebeccasreads highly recommends PAPER POPPIES as a fascinating glimpse behind the Iron Curtain to the ordinary lives of a Germanic/ Jewish/ Russian family caught up in terrible times, & how it all affected one little girl with spinal TB. It is also a homage to the enduring strength of the women of Russia, & the faith of the spirit.

PAPER POPPIES is a magical memoir, told in snapshots of memories & snatches of old folktales, which become a lyrical introduction to this child's mind. Be willing to let go of your fluency in English, & flow with the author's sense of storytelling.

This is by no means a cloying, sentimental "why me?" rendering of a hard life, rather it is filled with death & dying, recountings of desperate times & resources, & glimmers of a faith in God & Jesus that will in time be allowed to blossom.

Throughout, like sunbeams through storm clouds, memories & images of the joys of life, pondering of Big Thoughts & of healers, faith & family, glow in a heartwarming wealth.

Do not miss this one, you will be saddened & gladdened & satisfied.
Compelling Vocabulary  Oct 28, 2005
This memoir is so rich in vocabulary, that it compells you to read it to the very last page. Your heart will weap over Marianna's struggles, yet it will rejoice in her victory as she overcomes TB, as well as other tender moments.
Endearing story  Jul 22, 2005
Two words came to mind while I was reading this book: Endearing and Melancholy. This memoir was written from the memories of a little girl now grown. Her young life seems nothing but gloomy, and yet she never forsakes her sliver of hope.

Little Marianna learned all she could from her peers and other patients at the hospital where she was bound. She was very perceptive and eager. She learned about many other beliefs regarding life and the afterlife, and she (as the author) sums up what she believes to be the truth.

The only drag in reading the book is that the author's thoughts sometimes jump around as she remembers more things that are important to her. Many of the details may not seem important to the reader, but are interesting nevertheless.

Reading this book was heartening. The author takes the reader on a journey through her heart and mind. She has a calm, satisfied characteristic to her words. And she knows how to use great descriptive words.
Paper Poppies: A Memoir  Jul 14, 2005
There is much in this book that will appeal to those who enjoyed classics such as the Diary of Anne Frank or the Hiding Place. Set in World War II Russia as Communism runs rampant, it chronicles the pensive musings of a girl trapped not in a prison or concentration camp, but a hospital bed. Crippled by disease, the child ponders the small beauties of life that offset her plight. Marianna's reflections may provide a valuable guide to those who face similiar trials in any age, showing a new way of measuring strength. However, the rambling quality will be off putting to many.

Reviewed by Amanda Killgore, Freelance Reviewer.

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