Open Book Club

Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend. This month's choice is The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
98040 Mercer Island
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$14.95
ISBN: 9781934137345
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - April 19th, 2011

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The story of Jozef Vinich,
who was uprooted from a 19th-century mining town in Colorado by a family tragedy and returns with his father to an
impoverished shepherd's life in rural Austria-Hungary. When World War One comes, Jozef joins his adopted
brother as a sharpshooter in the Kaiser's army, surviving a perilous trek
across the frozen Italian Alps and capture by a victorious enemy. A stirring
tale of brotherhood, coming-of-age, and survival, that was inspired by the author's
own family history, this novel evokes a time when Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians,
and Germans fought on the same side while divided by language, ethnicity, and
social class in the most brutal war to date. It is also a poignant tale of
fathers and sons, addressing the great immigration to America and the desire to live the American dream amidst the
unfolding tragedy in Europe.