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by Eugenie Melnyk

eBook My Darling Elia epub
  • ISBN: 031227274X
  • Author: Eugenie Melnyk
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (April 12, 2001)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1619 kb
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After that first encounter, Elia comes back to the flea market every Sunday to tell his story. It's the tale of a young Jewish mane risking his life to find his beloved.

When Eugenie Melnyk retired she wrote a handful of charming mysteries set in her native Montreal. Anniston Star "(Alabama)"This gripping book will ligner in the minds of all twho read i. - "Library Journal" show more. About Eugenie Melnyk.

By (author) Eugenie Melnyk. When Eugenie Melnyk retired she wrote a handful of charming mysteries set in her native Montreal. But her newfound time was occupied by a more involving project. Inspired by a close friend who was a Ukrainian Jew and had been caught up in the Nazi invasion of his land in World War II, she began work on the novel that became MY DARLING ELIA.

At Montreal's huge Sunday flea market, an elderly man is stricken when he finds a crude locket in a box of jewelry at one of the booths

At Montreal's huge Sunday flea market, an elderly man is stricken when he finds a crude locket in a box of jewelry at one of the booths. While recovering, he explains that it was a gift to his beloved wife, who disappeared from their Kiev home in 1941 during the German occupation.

View on timesmachine. With one story of heartbreak tucked inside another, ''My Darling Elia'' begs to be loved.

Northeast-ish I am only half a Human-being. This is a psychological journey into what we know as sentience, life, and meaning. The smell of the grass reminds me of home The old "hello's" ring through. The bark of the tree reminds me of ice cream cones Cold vanilla made my fingers move. The texture of this rope reminds me of old The smell of the air reminds me of hope. Eugene Melnyk Feb 2016. I would believe in god if nobody hurt.

At Montreal's huge Sunday flea market, an elderly man is stricken when he finds a crude locket in a box of jewelry at one of the booths. While recovering, he explains that it was a gift to his beloved wife, who disappeared from their Kiev home in 1941 during the German occupation. He has been searching for her ever since. It is now 1982.After that first encounter, Elia comes back to the flea market every Sunday to tell his story. It's the tale of a young Jewish mane risking his life to find his beloved. Elia recounts hiss earch for his pregnant wife through war-torn Eastern Europe, barely escaping death at Babi Yar, encountering suspicious partisans, posing as a Nazi soldier, witnessing the destruction of the Polish ghetto, and ending up in a concentration camp. The war over, he follows his wife's trail to Montreal--where it fades away. But three women are moved by his story and join the hunt. At the story's unexpected end, readers will believe that love and hope can in some way survive horror and inspire good.
Comments: (6)
Arakus
I wouldn't rave about this book, though it was a good read, and the author succeeded in making the wartime experiences of Elia seem very real indeed. In fact for the first 50 pages I thought I was reading a non-fiction book - how I missed the "A Novel" on the cover is beyond me. From the time I discovered this was a novel and not a true story, I lost my enthusiasm for the book. I found the descriptions and details of the Montreal characters unconvincing and trite, especially as they compared to the very good characterization of Elia. Finally, the end was most unsatisfying - I won't go into detail as I don't want to spoil it for others...
Samardenob
Remarkable story of some most excellent characters!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all of the emotions it brought forth.
Nikohn
Many of us have read so many books and tales of experiences from the Holocaust that I seriously wondered if this book would shed any new light on the subjct matter. Well, for me as a reader it certainly did. While I have read many first hand and fictional accounts about the camps and even life after the war, this book did a fine job of describing the early years of WWII and then life on the run and with the Resistance movement. I shed tears when Elia learned of the fate of his beloved and the ending certainly was heart wrenching. I also enjoyed the way the author involved a teenager, who thought she knew everything, into a relationship with Elia which ultimately changed the direction of her life.
I was saddened to read the the author died shortly before the book was published. I would have looked forward to more books by her.
Delari
"Goretsky lay still, his face a bloody pulp, unrecognizable. The solider swung his boot and kicked the motionless figure. Goretsky's lifeless body flopped like a sawdust doll, then settled facedown into the earth." (p. 30) This is the least detailed sentence I could find in this book. The rest is absoultely graphic and really reaches out to my heart. Elia is the main character and he is one of the few who survived the massacre at Babi Yar, where thousands of Jews were slaughtered by Germans. Elia returns from Babi Yar when he finds Anna, his wife gone. She had gone to another city for their daughter's safety. It is Elia's love for his wife, Anna, that keeps him going despite the winter cold, starvation, injuries and Germans looking for him. Years later when it is all over, Elia tells his story to Liz and Cia who sells objects at a flea market. Elia met them both when he discovered the locket,in a box full of jewerly, that was once a gift to his wife. Liz and Cia set out to find Anna upon Elia's request. Very hopeful book. Throughout the book, I only hoped that Elia would find the one thing he had always loved, Anna. This book has left me pondering about how Elia never once gave up and that showed such great courage, hope, faith and true love for Anna. I would reccomend this book to anyone who seeks truly moving stories.
Mildorah
Heartwrenching story of a young man desparately seeking a love lost during the terrors of war. Is love so great a thing to risk your life over and over and over again? Will they ever be reunited?
I picked this book up on a whim... but couldn't put it down. This book will draw you in, entertain you, and educate you. I found it very close to home as my husband is currently serving over seas in the military. Now our sacrifices seem small in comparison.
Thordibandis
I could not put Ms. Melynick's gripping Holocaust novel down. The Horrors of WWII were sugured with a love story and the will to live. I felt as though I took a journey from Russia to Montreal--A must and gripping work of pain and love and suspense.
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