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Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law

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 Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law by Michelle Granas , book reviewUsually I’d thank an author or publisher that had supplied me with a review copy of a book at the end of my review but I am so delighted to have read Michelle P. Granas’s Zaremba: or Love and the Rule of Law that feel compelled to offer my thanks immediately; had I not been offered a review copy, this little treasure would likely have passed me by.

This quirky novel tells the story of Cordelia, a shy thirty-something who lives in a crumbling Warsaw villa with her elderly parents and her brother Antek. Physically disabled as a result of polio, Cordelia works from home as a translator but also cares full-time for her mother who suffers from dementia. Her father is a highly intelligent academic who has no practical skills to speak of and, during any crisis, tends to quote Shakespeare rather than offer any sensible advice or solution.

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