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The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo

By: Paula Huntley
Published: 2004, ©2003
Pages: 255
Total Copies: 23
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Regional, Europe | Books About Books | War, Other

Description: A war story, a teacher’s story, but most of all a story of hope, The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo is the journal Huntley 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.

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