A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka is NOT about tractors! It’s actually on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list, and it was this month’s book club pick for the book club The Book Wheel & I host.
And it was such an interesting book. Check out the intro on the cover:
“Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blond Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade.”
But the story is so much more than that. It’s a story of a family, two sisters who have to save their dad from a terrible mistake (the fluffy pink Ukrainian named Valentina), and through this experience, they find a way to become closer.
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is a great family story with a huge helping of crazy. And just a teensy bit of tractoring!
Anyone ever driven a tractor?