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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It was morally clean with practically no romance. A heart warming account of an immigrant’s experience in the United States.

This book has been a favorite of mine for over a decade. I read it about once a year. Very cute book about a Russian man who immigrates to America in the early part of the ‘s.

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It is witty from start to finish. Please enter the message. Somewhat idealized propaganda for this “”melting pot”” of the world, but a story simply and sympathetically told — with a certain naivete of style in papashvil quite evidently foreign sentence structure throughout.

Please verify that you are not a robot. He starts out small, but eventually finds a way to earn a living.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. It’s a wonderful book and wnything the colloquialism is half the fun. This page was last edited on 29 Aprilat Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. According to his autobiography, he apprenticed as a swordmaker and ornamental leatherworker.

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This made me giggle and smile and cry. During this process we see how an immigrant to the United States struggles. Books by George Papashvily. But, this is a sweet gem of a read. He seeks people who speak his language and who understand his culture. There’s a wide range of jobs — and of places sampled and found wanting. You may have already requested this item.

Anything Can Happen

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Nov 30, Elizabethtabor rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best books ever; heart warming, humorous, enjoyable for young and old.

George Papashvily Helen Papashvily Waite.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.


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I laughed out loud sometimes, and grew to love this gentle and hard-working man. A charming story of an optimistic immigrant learning to fit in in his new papashviky and sometimes fitting his new country to the old one. George Papashvily ; Helen Papashvily Waite. Don’t have an account? Feb gsorge, Natalya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please enter recipient e-mail address es. I originally thought it was a novel, but it is a biography. Lists with This Book.

He seeks work, and is willing to do anything. A Georgian immigrant’s story told with honesty and humor. There is really no story line except going through this man’s assimilation into his new country.

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.

Your request to send georg item has been completed. This is qnything warmly human story of immigrants becoming American, based largely on the author’s own story, embellished with incidents that build up into good story telling.