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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Feb 03, Amanda Tero rated it really liked it. Instead, humor is sprinkled through the pages as he recounts his adventures and mishaps. Also, I cannot consider it a Christian book. It was morally clean with practically no romance. Jan 16, Jan rated it really liked it. I reread this book this week.
Heartbreakingly lovely and a reminder to stay honest and fair – no matter what others do. It’s been many years since I have read this. My copy was published inI think. Nov 30, Elizabethtabor rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book has been a favorite of mine for over a decade.
I read it about once a year. This is one of the few books I own that have me laughing out loud consistently as I read. I have learned that I need to be careful where I read this book! He’s sweet and honest and funny and kind. It’s a wonderful book and following the colloquialism is half the fun. His story begins at Ellis Island and continues through one experience after another. The story is told with a sense of humor as Mr.
Papashvily discovers that America may not exactly be the land flowing with milk and honey. This is a fun, short read. If anybody forgets why it is great to live in this country just read this book.
I found it a random on my book shelf. Jun 03, Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 What’s not to love about this? 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 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 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.
It’s a bundled volume of wholesomeness. Even the backflap is something to behold, as it skips the author biography and instead implores its readers to buy war bonds in order to win the fight against fascism. They just don’t publish books like this anymore. Apr 18, Jan rated it really liked it.
Published in the s. In short vivid vignettes the author recounts his experiences as a new immigrant from Georgia, and his assimilation into U. For good reason it was a best-seller anuthing its day. Probably hard to find now, but the library still had the old edition.
Feb 26, Katya rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Such a pleasurable read! It’s about a Georgian immigrant and his story of adopting to life in America, funny and moving.
Be aware, descriptions naything Georgian food can make you crave a good shashlyk. Feb 02, Natalya rated it it was amazing Shelves: This made me giggle and smile and cry. A heart warming account of an immigrant’s experience in the United States.
Jul 28, Robyn rated it really liked it. Sep 29, Danielle rated it really liked it. I’d give it 4. One of those books that palashvily fun and easy to read. I even laughed out loud a time or three. A Georgian immigrant’s story told with honesty and humor. Sep 09, Jessica rated it it was amazing.
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I hope this delightful little gem of a book gets reprinted soon. I got mine a library book sale. A charming story of an optimistic immigrant learning paoashvily fit in in his new country and sometimes fitting his new country to the old one. The last two chapters are not to be missed. Aug 16, Rob Roy rated it really liked it Shelves: I remember this book as funny and tear jerking.
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Jul 24, Adam Levine rated it it was amazing. One of the best books ever; heart warming, humorous, enjoyable for young and old. Definitely worth reading and in my case keeping. I very much georye this little book, published in A Georgian as in Russia tells of his adventures as he came to America and found a place here. I laughed out loud paapashvily, and grew to love this gentle and hard-working man.
I also grew to love my country a bit more, too. Oct 23, Robin rated it it was amazing. This book is so charming! There are so many little wonderful nuggets of truth in this little book that I will have to read it again. My great grandparents came gdorge the US from Poland.
As I read this book, I kept thinking about what their life must have been like. Aug 05, Chris Carlton rated it it was amazing. This has got to be one of funniest, most inspiring, and uplifting books ever written. papashvilu
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It will make you proud to be an american, and happy to anythign alive. If you can find a copy of this book, buy 4 more and give them to your friends and family. Hpapen 02, Emily Maxson rated it it was amazing Shelves: I smiled all the way through this book.
Aug 04, Barb rated it it was amazing Recommended to Barb by: Unfortunately, this book is currently out of print. However, you may be able to obtain a cheap, ancient, used copy, or you may find one tucked away at your local library.
But, this is a sweet gem of a read. It is a wonderful telling of the immigrant experience. Georgi Papashvily is from Georgia – not the state, the country. He arrives in the United States poor, young and unable to speak English. How many of our grandparents and parents had a similar experience? And, how many of our current immigr Amything, this book is currently out of print. And, how many of our current immigrants are experiencing this today?
But, what sets Georgi apart from others is his cheerful optimism. He seeks work, and is willing to do anything. Unfortunately, his training ppapashvily Georgia was as a shepherd, or as a maker of swords.