Pears on a Willow Tree

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Bard, 1998 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Bound together by recipes, reminiscences and tangled relationships, the Marchewka women are the foundation of their Polish American family. Together they've learned to survive the hardships of emigration and assimilation in twentieth century America. But as the century evolves, so does each succeeding generation. As the older women keep a tight hold on the family through holidays, weddings, and Old World traditions passed from mother to daughter, the younger women are dealing with more modern problems, wounds not easily healed by the advice of a local priest or a kind word from mother.

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

Four generations of women, beginning with Rose, a Polish immigrant, and ending with her great-granddaughter, Amy, explore how to relate to one another and to their common ancestry; how to hold on to ... Read full review

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It was interesting reading about the Polish culture. Did not have any knowledge of that cultural before reading the book. It was a good book . Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of Pears on a Willow Tree. Her short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, and The Iowa Review. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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