Anything Can Happen has ratings and 38 reviews. Amanda said: Do you ever wonder what an immigrant from the ‘s went through when they arrived in. George Papashvily was a Georgian-American writer and sculptor. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Works Their first book was Anything Can Happen (), which recounted Papashvily’s experiences as a penniless immigrant. Originally published in a. This January Book of the Month Club dual selection was reported originally in September when scheduled for fall publication — as follows: “”And lots does.

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The E-mail Address es field is required. Jan 16, Jan rated it really liked it. The author and I aren’t in agreement on a few things, but it’s his life, and his book, and it’s very well done – and provides a good illustration of how much we’ve lost in the way of manners, morals, and freedom, since it was written.

George Papashvily writes sincerely in his unique Georgian dialect about his travels across America, including tales of police run-ins, bad business ventures, and the simple joys of reu You wouldn’t think I could find a book from my favorite super-specific niche genre Short stories written in the mids by immigrants about the American experience in good humor and with good heart in a tiny used bookstore in Yellow Springs, Ohio, but hey Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

Jul 28, Robyn rated it really liked it. I laughed out loud sometimes, and grew to love this gentle and hard-working man.

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Anything can happen

We can learn about kindness and giving a hand up by reading of Georgi’s experiences. He arrives in the United States poor, young and anythijg to speak English.

I got mine a library book sale. But, this is a sweet gem of a read. I also grew to love my country a bit more, too.

George Papashvily writes sincerely in his unique Georgian dialect about his travels across America, including tales of police run-ins, bad business ventures, and the simple joys of reuniting with your countrymen and finding a home. Aug 23, Liz rated it really liked it. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, anytjing booker, blogger. It’s been many years since I have read this. English View all editions hapen formats Summary: Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

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He carved directly in wood and stone, sculpting free-standing figures and bas relief. This is a fun, short read.

To ask other readers questions about Anything Can Happenplease sign up. This book has been a favorite of mine for over a decade. Written in broken English, patois, or “piquant broken English” per the Philadelphia Enquirer. There are the hardships of finding work, of being cheated and laughed at, of making new friends, of enjoying old friends.

If you can find a copy of this book, buy 4 more and give them to your friends and family.

Please provide an email address. Feb 03, Amanda Tero rated it really liked it. Truly a great character deserving of our regard. Be the first to discover new talent! Jul 24, Adam Levine rated it it was amazing. I highly recommend it. Remember me on this computer. It’s a bundled volume of wholesomeness. Your rating has been recorded. One of my favorite features of the book! I very much enjoyed this little book, published in The story is told with a sense of humor as Mr.

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I read it about once a year. Also, I cannot consider it a Christian book.

I read a nice wartime edition. Papashvily discovers that America may not exactly be the land flowing with milk and honey. A delightful book, humorous and touching. Even the backflap is something to behold, as it skips the author gforge and instead implores its readers to buy war bonds in order to win the fight against fascism.

I remember this book as funny and tear jerking.

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He soon developed a signature style that was a combination of naive and modern. I picked up this old classic, Fortieth Anniversary Edition and it was a cute read.

He’s sweet and honest and funny and kind. I love this tale. George Papashvily ; Anythingg Papashvily Waite. See 1 question about Anything Can Happen….

It’s going on my ‘reread someday’ shelf. A Georgian immigrant’s story told with honesty and humor. It was translated into 15 foreign languages, including Georgian in This papasbvily one of the few books I own that have me laughing out loud consistently as I read.

The story is a touching one of the hopes and dreams which many carried