Book Club 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian'

Starting on 24 April 2018 11:30:00
 
 
We will meet on Tuesday 24 April to discuss ''A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' by Marina Lewycka. Do join us afterwards for lunch. 
 

About the book

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian was bestselling author Marina Lewycka's bestselling debut novel which has sold over one million copies worldwide. Lewycka tells the side-splittingly funny story of two feuding sisters, Vera and Nadezhda, who join forces against their father's new, gold-digging girlfriend.

Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcée. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface a sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside.

Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must aside a lifetime of feuding to save their émigré engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, she will stop at nothing in her pursuit of Western wealth.

But the sisters' campaign to oust Valentina unearths family secrets, uncovers fifty years of Europe's darkest history and sends them back to roots they'd much rather forget . . . .

 

Event details
Date: Tuesday 24 April
Time: 11.30am-1pm
Venue: Shell Cove Room  
Cost: Members and their guests $7 pp, includes coffee, tea and biscuits.  
 
 
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NB This event is open only to RSYS Members and their guests.