Anything Can Happen has ratings and 38 reviews. Amanda said: Do you ever wonder what an immigrant from the ‘s went through when they arrived in. George Papashvily was a Georgian-American writer and sculptor. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Works Their first book was Anything Can Happen (), which recounted Papashvily’s experiences as a penniless immigrant. Originally published in a. This January Book of the Month Club dual selection was reported originally in September when scheduled for fall publication — as follows: “”And lots does.

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Are there others like Georgi needing our help today? Such a pleasurable read! Remember me on this computer. Somewhat idealized propaganda for this “”melting pot”” of the world, but ha;pen story simply and happeb told — with a certain naivete of style in the quite evidently foreign sentence structure throughout. My husband and I have read it aloud together and laughed so hard we cried. The author and I aren’t in agreement paapashvily a few things, but it’s his life, and his book, and it’s very well done – and provides a good illustration of how much we’ve lost in the way of manners, morals, and freedom, since it was written.

Write a review Rate this item: So often books you read as a child just aren’t the same when you read them as an adult, but fortunately I’ve not outgrown this one. English View all editions and formats Summary: Great little vignettes about the lives of some immigrants.


George Papashvily

This is a warmly human story of immigrants becoming American, based largely on the author’s own story, embellished with incidents that build up into good story telling.

One of my favorite features of the book! To see what your friends thought ;apashvily this book, grorge sign up. He seeks work, and is willing to do anything. But, this is a sweet gem of a read. Makes you truly appreciate what you have. Yes, this is a bit over the top as to patriotism, but that was the way of the world in the ‘s when this book was written. Please enter the message.

He’s sweet and honest and funny and kind. I smiled all the way through this book.

His favorite subjects came from nature: George Papashvily ; Helen Papashvily Waite. I ran across a fourth edition of this book, one with beorge Buy War Bonds appeal on the back of the dust jacket. Finally married, owning his own farm in Pennsylvania, with friends near by, he finds his own place in the country he has come to love.

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Anything can happen

It was morally clean with practically no romance. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. A Russian immigrant relates the story of his experiences while trying to adjust to American ways during the ‘s.


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Starts out a little goofy but I was completely moved by the end. I laughed out loud sometimes, and grew to love papaxhvily gentle and hard-working man.

My great grandparents came to the US from Poland. Published in the s. English View all editions and formats. The story is a touching one of the hopes and dreams which many carried It’s been many years since I have read this. Comedic, moral, committed to community. Aug 16, Rob Roy rated it really liked it Papashvlly From inside the book.

This January Book of the Month Club dual selection was reported originally in September when scheduled for fall publication — as follows: There are the hardships of finding work, of being cheated and laughed at, of making new friends, of enjoying old friends.

This page was last edited on 29 Aprilat This book is so charming! It is a wonderful telling of the immigrant experience. Depression era Eastern European Georgian immigrant story. During this process we see how an immigrant to the United States struggles.