The Widow Tree

The Widow Tree

eBook - 2013
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In the fall of 1953, three teenagers find a clutch of long-lost Roman coins while clearing vegetables from a government field, and they argue over what to do with this newfound wealth. Nevena insists they should be turned over as they rightfully belong to the country. János wants to keep them. And Dorján walks the line between the two. The decision to conceal their discovery turns disastrous when János disappears. Dorján and Nevena are left to question everything they believed to be true, while the mother of the missing boy, a widow named Gitta, slowly unravels. Has János used the money to escape the home that stifles him? Or has something much more sinister taken place? The Widow Tree is a compelling, richly layered story of fatal plans and silent betrayals in a tightly knit village, where the postwar air is simultaneously flush with hope and weighted with suspicion. Amidst an intricate web of cultural tensions, government control, family bonds, and past mistakes, the truth behind many closely guarded secrets is revealed-with life-altering consequences.
Publisher: [United States] : D & M Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781771000727
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jun 09, 2017

Somehow a one-sided description of the period of life in Yugoslavia during first years after the Second World War. I do not know how are reliable the facts described, from the point of view of historical truth, but it seemed to me a one-sided coverage of what was happening at that time in this geographical area after the war, like those who fought against the Nazis represented as some kind of enemy.
From the point of view of the human factor, sometimes it is hard to read about what is being described.
This book reminded me in part a book “Like water to the chocolate” and partly “Twin peaks”, despite the fact that there is nothing in common neither in the plot, nor in the place where everything is happening.
Talented writing

quagga Nov 24, 2016

Secrets and betrayals in a small village in Yugoslavia in 1953. Character-based, compelling and rewarding.

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