Running Away to Home

Running Away to Home

Our Family's Journey to Croatia in Search of Who We Are, Where We Came From, and What Really Matters

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312598952
0312598955
Branch Call Number: 305.8918 WILSON
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill., genealogical table ; 22 cm

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huffy421
May 25, 2014

Wonderful story about finding one's roots. The people who came before us make us who we are.

ChristchurchLib Dec 12, 2012

"Unhappy with what their young family's life had become ("We worked. We drove the kids around. We shopped."), Iowa travel writer Jennifer Wilson and her architect husband consider moving to Mrkopalj, her ancestral Croatian mountain village, for a year. She's looking for home, but what she discovers on a fact-finding trip -- lots of alcohol and wild boars -- doesn't endear the town to her. Still, her family makes the move, and they experience a simpler, more primitive life, living according to local customs while reconnecting with extended family and each other. This lighthearted yet meditative look at one family's life-changing experience provides armchair travellers with a "fun-filled, revealing peek into the Croatian countryside" (Booklist)." Armchair Travel August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/64965980-43c5-4ed5-a895-2f447baa5413?postId=13cca37c-c72d-4631-8aee-90ff571fa742

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sdv
Jul 23, 2012

A true stroy about an "American" family in Croatia trying to find roots, family & culture. Fun to read, especially for those with Croatian background.

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