Monday, April 1, 2013

More Was Lost by Eleanor Perenyi

More Was LostMore Was Lost by Eleanor Perenyi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Insightful recollections of the author's short marriage to a Hungarian nobleman at the beginning of WWII as their estate is flung back and forth between warring factions placing them in Hungary, Czechlaslovakia, Ruthenia, and the Soviet Union in a few short years.  Her youth and naivete as an  American girl abroad is evident but it also allows for for her enthusiasm and bold spirit facing historically entrenched culture and prejudices.  She wrote a marvelous gardening book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden on planting and growing on this property which lead me to More Was Lost.

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