The Book Mark

Books that make the grade.

The Lullaby of Polish Girls

Wow! I am so happy to have received an advance reader copy of The Lullaby of Polish Girls (A) by Dagmara Dominczyk. I expected an interesting read. What I read was incredible!

Three young Polish girls meet and become life long friends. Through some coincidence their mother’s were friends as well. This generation of young women is very different than their mothers.  Anna who has lived in the US for sometime returns to Poland to visit her grandmother and meets Kamila and Justyna. Anna can’t imagine spending summer anywhere else and so almost every year she returns to Kielce and the girls.  Their summer adventures shape their lives and  friendship.  Each has a strong yet different personality.  Sometimes it’s a love/hate relationship but deep down they are dedicated to one another.

Alternating between the girls and time frames, the author delivers a compelling story.  We follow Anna as she begins an acting career and then slowly looses it and those around her too. Kamila marries the man she has loved forever but faces the demise of her marriage because he has decided to recognize that he is gay. Justyna, always the sex kitten, tries to live without feelings and attachments. With the death of her husband, she realizes how capable of love she is.

Surprises, twist and turns, revelations and decisions bring The Lullaby of Polish Girls to the head of the pack. It hooked me in and kept me there till the very last page. I love books that surprise me.  This is a well-written, deeply moving novel that I recommend everyone put on their “to read” list.  Enjoy it, “baw się dobrze” !

 

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One response to “The Lullaby of Polish Girls

  1. Maggie Coager May 17, 2013 at 10:08 am

    That sounds good!

    Maggie

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