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by Paula Huntley

  • Author: Paula Huntley
  • ISBN: 1585422932
  • ISBN13: 978-1585422937
  • ePub: 1241 kb | FB2: 1700 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee (February 2, 2004)
  • Pages: 255
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 415
  • Format: doc azw mobi lrf
The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo ePub download

The First Meeting of the Hemingway Book Club of Kosova.

The First Meeting of the Hemingway Book Club of Kosova. Here you'll get information about my "accidental" book, The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo, and will see photographs of some of the wonderful Kosovar Albanians my husband, Ed Villmoare, and I met when we lived in Kosova, as volunteers, after the war.

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Start by marking The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The interweaving of Hemingway's story, the students' narratives of terror and Huntley's own tales of discovery make for a book that is stirring and nearly impossible to put down.

Paula Huntley is the author of the book The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo. The book started out as a journal Huntley kept while she and her husband, Ed Villmoare, lived in Kosovo for eight months between 2000–2001. The stories in Huntley’s book tell of her ESL students’ life under apartheid during the 1990s as well as how her students survived the atrocious brutalities of 1998–99.

One year later, Paula Huntley's husband signed on with the American Bar Association to help build a modern legal system in this broken country, and she reluctantly . Books related to The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo.

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Did you like the fact that The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo was never intended to be a book, and is in. .

Did you like the fact that The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo was never intended to be a book, and is in fact a series of spontaneous, uncensored journal entries by a "ordinary" woman-i. SUNY New Paltz Foundation for the Paula Huntley Kosovar Student Scholarship Fund State University of New York at New Paltz 75 S. Manheim Boulevard, Suite 9 New Paltz, NY 12561 A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to this fund.

A moving testimony to the power of literature to bring people together in even the most difficult of circumstances.

That book club, which became the Hemingway Book Club of Kosoco, began with The Old Man and the Sea. Taken directly from Huntley's personal journals, this memoir/testimony describes a group of students and refugees to whom literature became integral to survival.

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Book club 1 read and the very next day Book Club 2 was discussing this work

Book club 1 read and the very next day Book Club 2 was discussing this work. I much preferred this one. I kept reading passages aloud to my husband - because it was so like our own experiences in Sarajevo. But when Paula Huntley's husband was sent to Kosovo to help establish a legal system, Huntley impulsively decides to accompany him and later jumps into teaching a group of Kosovo Albanians English. Unexpectedly, Huntley falls in love--with the country, with its people. Yes, I'd heard of Kosovo, but I doubt I'd have been able to write a coherent essay explaining much about the conflict there prior to reading this book.

A moving testimony to the power of literature to bring people together in even the most difficult of circumstances.In the spring of 1999, the world watched as more than 800,000 Kosovo Albanians poured over Kosovo's borders, bringing with them stories of torture, rape, and massacre. One year later, Paula Huntley's husband signed on with the American Bar Association to help build a modern legal system in this broken country, and she reluctantly agreed to accompany him. Deeply uncertain as to how she might be of any service in a country that had seen such violence and hatred, Huntley found a position teaching English as a Second Language to a group of Kosovo Albanians in Prishtina.A war story, a teacher's story, but most of all a story of hope, The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo is the journal Hunt-ley kept in scattered notebooks or on her laptop over the eight months that she lived and worked in Kosovo. When Huntley asked her students if they would like to form an American-style "book club," they jumped at the idea. After stumbling upon a stray English-language copy of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, Huntley proposed it as the club's first selection. The simple fable touched all the students deeply, and the club rapidly became a forum in which they could discuss both the terrors of their past and their dreams for the future.The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo is a compelling tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.
Mora
This was one of the most moving and yet highly informative accounts of what life in Kosovo was like for an American woman and her husband who voluntarily spent a year there doing their best to make a difference in the lives of some of its citizens. It opened my eyes to a situation and the history of a country I truthfully knew little about, and I grew to care about the young people there who yearned for opportunities to improve their own lives and work for a more hopeful future for their country. As a native Arkansas myself, I am proud to claim Paula Huntley as a former citizen and wish I had had the privilege of knowing her. I read it as a selection of my book club and highly recommend it!
Kit
This was a book I needed to read for my book club, and I could not get the library copy on time, so I purchased the ebook version from Amazon. I paid online, downloaded the book, and started reading in a matter of minutes using the Kindle app on my iPad. The download worked fine!

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Uscavel
I enjoyed this book - it is heartbreaking and poignant and tender. Huntley and her husband are to be commended for their efforts to help in this war embattled country. They truly wanted and did make a difference......BUT, I am left wondering over and over again; HOW can America help every nation in need?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!
Agalen
I lived in Asia for 11 years, encountered the same obsticals and language barriers, but found the people loving and friendly and open to learning, I also tried to teach English with a southern accent..The country is different, but the events are so similar it is "Spooky". Well written and as true to conditions as can be explained with the written word.
Dagdatus
Paula Huntley very adeptly captures Kosovar culture - the warmth of the people, their sense of hospitality, their frustrations with their less-than-functional government and the difficulties of succeeding in post-conflict settings. It's an honest portrayal of her students, and their challenges to deal with the emotions of the conflict. It also captures the genuine appreciation of Kosovars for the efforts of the US and NATO, which are still present today.
Magis
This was a thought-provoking book. In troubling times, it is comforting to know that Americans are liked and admired in some parts of Europe, and that love and peace might be achieved by individual acts of decency and kindness. We need more Paula
Huntleys in this world.
Mori
I have to admit I didn't know about Kosovar but am glad I read the book. Very interesting book club discussion.
enjoyed reading about a place and time I had heard about from refugees from that horrible time in their history.
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