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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
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Marina Lewycka was born of Ukrainian parents in a refugee camp at the end of World War II and grew up in England. In the course of researching her family roots for this novel, she uncovered no fewer than three long-lost relatives.

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"A charming comedy of eros . . . A ride that, despite the bumps and curves in the road, never feels anything less than jaunty." -Los Angeles Times

"Lewycka is a writer with a fundamentally optimistic vision of the future and a healthy curiosity about the past." -Chicago Tribune

"Charming, poignantly funny." -The Washington Post Book World

"It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer"-- Time Out (London)

"Intelligent, lively, well written and compassionate" Financial Times

"Ploughs a rich comic furrow" Daily Telegraph (London)

"A clever, touching story" Economist

"Delightful, funny, touching" -- Spectator (London)

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