Elena Signorini Signorini itibaren 5541 Umarevtsi, Bulgaristan
This is one of my all time favorite books. Great for anyone into magical realism, and Indian history.
I didn't know anything about Quakers (other than what I'd picked up reading about other stuff, mostly the Underground Railroad) so that I didn't know they were persecuted. It's a very good book, not as depressing as most British kids' lit, and it made me want to research more about Quakers during the ??00s, and how they were persecuted. I mean really - was it that bad? Seems to me it's like killing Canadians, or hunting baby geese, but obviously someone felt threatened. Dumbasses.
I thought this book was more than the usual mindless read for entertainment, not that I mind those, because I don't. It's just... refreshing to read outside my usual interests. This book had some really beautiful, eye opening philosophical moments. The prose were written in such a way, that they sent a POW to my brain that said, "wake up to reality, see underneath the surface of people and life." I thought anyone could see themselves in Terra or Jacob, just replace the port-wine stain for any perceived flaw. This book, felt like I was reading my own life and journey.
This book is a fast read page turner.