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Posted April 24, 2010
Growing old in an early 20th century Hungarian Village
"Skylark" is one of the titles in the New York Review of Books reprint list. It is a comparatively short novel detailing the emotions and activities of a pair of elderly parents while their 40ish, single daughter is on a two-week vacation with relatives. It is poignant and universal, asking questions and describing realities that affect almost all families in various ways. Skylark, the daughter, is absent during almost the entire book, and only returns at the end. It is a book about the human condition and as such contains improbabilities and hopes and dreams and realities. Because it is so human, I also found it enormously rewarding and thought-provoking. It is a serious book with many small treasures.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.