The Sojourn

The Sojourn

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Uprooted from a nineteenth century mining town in Colorado by a shocking family tragedy, young Jozef Vinich returns with his father to an impoverished shepherd's life in rural Austria-Hungary. When war comes, Jozef is sent as a sharpshooter to the southern front, where he must survive the killing trenches, a perilous trek across the frozen Italian Alps, and capture by a victorious enemy.
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 191 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9781934137345
1934137340
Branch Call Number: Kriv

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awannam
Aug 07, 2013

This book was a very good story. It reminded me of a shorter version of East of Eden, but not as well written as that book. Too many run on sentences made it drag at times, but the story held me. This was an NPR recommended book and it was a solid 3 out of 5 stars.

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LazyNeko
Dec 18, 2011

Despite the compelling life story of the WWI sniper, I found the tone of the narrative lifeless and a slog to read for such a short book.

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normandale
Jul 31, 2011

Amazing writer. I felt like I was right there living the life of the main character. My paternal grandfathers were born in Hungary/Poland/USSR in 1880. This book gave me a real glimpse as to why they migrated to the U.S. in early 1900. C Russell

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LazyNeko
Dec 18, 2011

"...Now, if you want to learn how to shoot, and how to be a good hunter, you've got to learn to predict, but, more importantly, in yourself, how to be unpredictable."

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