Anything Can Happen has ratings and 38 reviews. Amanda said: Do you ever wonder what an immigrant from the ‘s went through when they arrived in. George Papashvily was a Georgian-American writer and sculptor. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Works Their first book was Anything Can Happen (), which recounted Papashvily’s experiences as a penniless immigrant. Originally published in a. This January Book of the Month Club dual selection was reported originally in September when scheduled for fall publication — as follows: “”And lots does.
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My husband and I have read it aloud together and laughed so hard we cried. Happn found it a random on my book shelf. Refresh and try again. He met and married an American, Helen Waite Your rating has been recorded. It is a wonderful telling of the immigrant experience.
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Apr 18, Jan rated it really liked it. They just don’t publish books like this anymore. And, how many of our current immigrants are experiencing this today? Nov 02, Emily Maxson rated it it was cqn Shelves: Common anythin and phrases America Anita Carlovna Anna Feodorovna anyway Artash asked Besso Big Boss Boilo bootleggers Bootsa papashgily bread Buffalo Bill cake Challico Chalvah Chancho chickens Cleevendon cook coupla Detroit dollars cash door drink Dzea Vanno Eliko Emilia Jacalevna Ermak everything Excellency eyes farm father fellow friends funny gave Georgian Giorgi Ivanitch give glass gonna hand happened head heard Helena Gerbertovna hundred Illarion k’hinkali karakul kind knew lady laughing live looked Luba lunch lunchman Madame Greshkin meat never nice night Pennsylvania Station Petrograd Pick piece Piotr piroshkis pretty propitty restaurant Russian sauce shashlik shook showed acn speak started stopped story Strikers talk tell thing thought told took truck turned Ularion Uncle John Vactangi Vallodia Vladikavkaz wait walked watch What’s wine words Zurabeg.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sep 29, Danielle rated it really liked it. Such a pleasurable read! George Papashvily writes sincerely in his unique Georgian dialect about his travels across America, including tales of police run-ins, bad business ventures, and the caan joys of reu You wouldn’t think I could find a book from my favorite super-specific niche genre Short stories written in the mids by immigrants about the American experience in good humor and with good heart in a tiny used bookstore in Yellow Springs, Ohio, but hey Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.
Remember me on this computer. Views Read Edit View history. Jan 21, Marti rated it liked it Shelves: I reread this book this week. He seeks people who speak his language and who understand his culture. It’s about a Georgian immigrant and his story of adopting to life in America, funny and moving. Finally married, owning his own farm in Pennsylvania, with friends near by, he finds his own place in the country he has come to love.
This made me giggle and smile and cry.
However, you may be able to obtain a cheap, ancient, used copy, or you may find one tucked away at your local library. Oct 23, Robin rated it it was amazing. Aug 16, Rob Roy rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s going on my ‘reread someday’ shelf. Also, I cannot consider it a Christian book.
During this process we see how an immigrant to the United States struggles. You may gsorge this item to up to five recipients. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. What a wonderful book! Papashvily discovers that America may not exactly be the land flowing with milk and honey. Preview this item Preview this item. Definitely worth reading and in my case keeping. It’s a bundled volume of wholesomeness.
George Papashvily writes sincerely in his unique Georgian dialect about his travels across America, including tales of police run-ins, bad business ventures, and the simple joys of reuniting with your countrymen and finding a home. Heartbreakingly lovely and a reminder to stay honest and fair – no matter what others do.
Anything Can Happen
Your request to send this item has been completed. His favorite subjects came from nature: A Russian immigrant relates the story of his experiences while trying to adjust to American ways during the ‘s. There are so many little wonderful nuggets of truth in this little book that I will have to read it again. Are georye others like Georgi needing our help today?
Dec 14, Kathryn Judson rated it really liked it. You wouldn’t think I could find a book from my favorite super-specific niche genre Short stories written in the mids by immigrants about the American experience in good humor and with good heart in a tiny used bookstore in Yellow Springs, Ohio, but hey The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
Depression era Eastern European Georgian immigrant story. Aug 23, Liz rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? It was morally clean with practically no romance. One of my favorite features of the book!