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By Brigid Pasulka, Cassandra Campbell, Audible Studios

The unconventional opens at the eve of global battle II. within the mountain village of Half-Village, a tender guy nicknamed the Pigeon, below the approving eyes of the whole village, courts the attractive Anielica Hetmanska. however the war's arrival wreaks havoc in all their lives and delays their marriage for 6 lengthy years. approximately fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, leaves Half-Village for Krakow, where the place her grandparents lived as newlyweds after the warfare and the surroundings of her grandmother's so much magical tales. Beata yearns to discover her personal position during this new urban, person who is particularly varied from her mind's eye and the earlier. Her first individual perception right into a kingdom at the cusp of change--and the human toll of Poland's rapid-fire include of capitalism--transports readers to a different global. while unforeseen occasions take place, one undeniably tragic, and the opposite a type of miracle, Beata is given a clean glimpse at her family's and her country's, heritage and a imaginative and prescient of her personal crucial position within the New Poland. With the easy, finished grace of a talented storyteller, Pasulka weaves jointly the 2 strands of her tale, re-imagining part a century of Polish background throughout the legacy of 1 profound love affair--that of the Pigeon and Anielica--which readers will not quickly put out of your mind.

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