Are My Roots Showing?

Are My Roots Showing?

by Karola Gajda, Clare Stacey

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Overview

Thirty something Magda, born in England to Polish parents has recently broken up with her boyfriend and needs a fresh start. Quitting her job, she sets off to Warsaw to teach English. Her mother thinks she's gone to find a Polish husband but really, she's gone to explore her Polish roots. To her horror, Magda discovers that Mama and her bossy cousin Dagmara have sneakily put her on a dating site. Yet beneath the laughs, there's a tale of truth, pain and sadness as Magda uncovers her roots. A moving romantic comedy, 'Are My Roots Showing?' is about identity, migration, family, the fleetingness of life and love. Magda learns how history affects the present, and that where there are roots, new shoots can grow.

READER REVIEWS ...It's a charming book which can be read as a light-hearted tale but there is a lot of meaning beneath the surface. As an exploration of how it feels to belong to and reconcile two cultures, it's really successful. It offers humour, sadness and wisdom as well as entertaining read. Just beautiful!... ...Although Are My Roots Showing? explores some serious themes, it's all done with a very light touch and a lot of laugh-out-loud humour. The characterisations are exquisite... ...This is a beautiful book, sometimes really funny and sometimes heart-breaking...
...Fantastic. A Polish Bridget Jones. Funny, and yet the Polish history interjections are interesting too. Makes me want to visit Poland, but I need to take my own food!!! You'll understand once you've read it... ...It's a charming book which can be read as a light-hearted tale but there is a lot of meaning beneath the surface. As an exploration of how it feels to belong to and reconcile two cultures, it's really successful. It offers humour, sadness and wisdom as well as an entertaining read. Just beautiful!... ...Although 'Are My Roots Showing?' explores some serious themes, it's all done with a very light touch and a lot of laugh-out-loud humour. The characterisations are exquisite... ...This is a beautiful book, sometimes really funny and sometimes heart-breaking...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161536025
Publisher: Karola Gajda
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Karola Gajda was born to Polish parents in Doncaster, South Yorkshire (the north of England).
She loves to make people laugh... and cry.
The historical elements to Are My Roots Showing? are true and really happened to Karola's late mum.
Karola is keen this part of Polish history - the deportations of Poles to Siberia by Stalin, are not forgotten. Karola trained in theatre, writing and radio journalism. She also writes under Karola Woods.

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