When I read Les plus sombres histoires de l'histoire de Belgique: Secrets et anecdotes (Les +) the blurb forhis story I knew I had Ma première histoire les rois des belges to read it A beautiful beautiful bookhat defies genre and my words There is love The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp there is historyhere is a secret This is Panzer III vs Somua S 35: Belgium 1940 truly an epic meticulously and lovingly written with such exuisite description and detailhat I read Un espion belge à Auschwitz the same lines over manyimes There are Bruxelles pentagone a-d t1a thought provoking observations unforgettable characters and heart breaking decisionshat set in motion catastrophic events I really commiserated with Alice as she and I are similar in a lot of ways Nancy Kim has a wonderfully poetic and descriptive way of writing La bataille des Ardennes: Les derniers jours de l’occupation allemande en Belgique (Grandes Batailles t. 20) that makes readinghis book both gripping and insightful I will not forget SS wallons: Récits de la 28e division SS de grenadiers volontaires Wallonie (JOURDAN (EDITIO) this book for a longimeDisclousure Thank you NetGalley "NANCY KIM AND LAKE UNION PUBLISHING "Kim and Lake Union Publishing Les belges continuent la lutte the opportunityo read Curieuses histoires des aventures Belges this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own LikeWindAgainstRock NetGalley Note I received an eARC on NetgalleyThe relationship betweenhe immigrant parent and child is uniue The Belgian Army in World War I to sayhe least Often characterized by high standards and a seemingly ever widening cultural chasm Mémoires d’Outre-Guerre: Témoignage there is a sense of pressure appliedo both parties The immigrant parent feels Waterloo: The Truth at Last: Why Napoleon Lost the Great Battle the pressureo provide Walen Buiten - Révélations sur la Flandre flamingante to giveheir child Napoleon Victorious!: An Alternative History of the Battle of Waterloo the opportunitieshat The Texture of Society: Medieval Women in the Southern Low Countries they never had The child of an immigrant feelshe pressure A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs And the Belgianisation of Europe to fulfill parental expectationso ensure L'invention de la Belgique : Genèse d'un Etat-nation 1648-1830 thatheir parent s sacrifices weren Histoires incroyables en Belgique t in vain This pressure manifests itself in exacting standardshat we all feel we must adhere Bruxelles Omnibus to for our entire lives What we all forcefully ignore ishe reality The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo that neither of us can adhereo such standards forever No one can In Like Wind Against Rock Kim explores what happens when Medieval Bruges: c. 850–1550 those standards are broken What happens when your immigrant mother is widowed Is she expectedo languish in loneliness until her death What happens when you get divorced Most importantly what happens when #You Find Yourself On A Path Entirely #find yourself on a path entirely Déconstruire la Belgique ?: Pour lui assurer un avenir ? (L'Académie en poche) thanhe one you expected yourself The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815- to follow your entire life Kim s method of addressinghis inevitable uestion all immigrant families will face is characterized by a frankness unlike any other book about Molenbeek et la face cachée de l'islamisme radical belge the immigrant experiencehat I have ever read She doesn Dictionnaire amoureux de la Belgique (DICT AMOUREUX) t shy away from dealing withhe uncomfortable realities of facing how who we Belgique romane et Grand-duché de Luxembourg truly are differs greatly fromhe standards we L'Histoire de la Belgique, Tome 1 Poche Pour les Nuls tried so desperatelyo adhere Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge to In a mother and a daughterhe reader is able Cent ans de cinéma en Belgique to find both empathy and a deep sense of being known Their struggles when it comes downo it are universal But messaging isn Among the Russians: From the Baltic to the Caucasus the only reason why Jews of Bielorussia During Wwi this book is so effective The reason Like Wind Against Rock is ableo provoke a profound impact is because of vivid characters Alice and her mother La Biélorussie (Que sais-je ? t. 2775) truly feel like nothing lesshan real people LA BIÉLORUSSIE: Une géographie historique to me In fact it s hardo imagine Un camp de la mort nazi oublié en Biélorussie: Maly Trostenets thathey don The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941 t exist Specifically I needo address character development A common misconception is La Biélorussie. Une géographie historique (Géographie et cultures) that character development is linear as if characters in books grow from ignorance at point Ao enlightenment at point B That s simply not Petit Parlement Bielorussien (le) les Bielorussiens au true Humans don ever just grow and Christianity and the Eastern Slavs: Russian Literature in Modern Times then stop The process of growth isn as simple as evolving Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia through a single course ofime We grow we regress We learn we fail Kim understands his cyclical nature of character development in real
life humans and applies hat o her characters I could go on for much longer but here s how I humans and applies hat Kraljevi i kraljice Bosne to her characters I could go on for much longer but here s how I sumhings up read The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World this book If you re a person who is livinghe immigrant experience read Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street this book If you re a person who hasn lived Survivre aux empires. Islam, identité nationale et allégeances politiques en Bosnie-Herzégovine (Meydan) the immigrant experience still readhis book Read it Love Thy Neighbor to explorehe part of Reiseführer Sarajevo: Mit Ilidza, Butmir, Rakitnica-Schlucht und den Wintersportgebieten the immigrant experiencehat is rarely given Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: The Women of Srebrenica Speak the attention it deserves and certainly read ito meet La Bosnie-Herzégovine. : Enjeux de la transition two people who will never uite leave your life Inhis st. A novel of explosive family secrets regret and all Blood and Vengeance: One Family's Story of the War in Bosnia the little decisionshat shape our lives and make us who we areAt Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo the age ofhirty nine Alice Chang suddenly finds herself living in Le Lys et la Cendre (Littérature) the last place she expected her mother’s house But inhe face of divorce eviction and A la recherche de la Bosnie-Herzégovine: La mise en œuvre de l’accord de paix de Dayton (Publ. Instit un) the recent death of her Ory we follow 39 year old Alice Chang undergoing life changes after divorcing her husband Louis Starting with Alice moving in with her mother Than Alice and her friend Janine decideo go online A History of Bosnia: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day tohis site called setmeupcom where Alice meets Rick hat ends #Up Changing Her Life Forever #changing her life forever he age of 40Alice only has her mother no siblings hat she knows of until one day she comes across a notebook It is her father s diary
Then she meets a gentleman hat she needs help Srebrenica. Come sono veramente andate le cose translating her father s diary for her Duringhis ime she finds she meets a gentleman hat she needs help Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival translating her father s diary for her Duringhis Bosnia After Dayton: Nationalist Partition and International Intervention time she finds her father had an affair when he was alive and she has a half brother whom she already metThis is a very heart warming story I really enjoyed it I would loveo rate it a 5 but will give it a high 4 The reason for Leila: Ein bosnisches Mädchen this is because I did not like howhe mother Bosnien-Herzegowina. Wegweiser zur Geschichte talked I couldn figure out why she Islamic Terror and the Balkans talkedhe way Waging Modern War that she did but it almost reminded me ofhe way a young child starts How Bosnia Armed: The Birth And Rise of the Bosnian Army to learno Histoire de la Bulgarie. Au Pays des Roses talk There were parts ofhe story where I got a bit confused at L'Or des cavaliers thraces times whenhere would be a new chapter I couldn Slovakian and Bulgarian Aces of World War 2 tell whose story was being Péninsule des Balkans : Vienne, Croatie, Bosnie, Serbie, Bulgarie, Roumélie, Turquie, Roumanie T2 told right away It wouldake me a few pages until I figured it out Otherwise I highly recommend Péninsule des Balkans : Vienne, Croatie, Bosnie, Serbie, Bulgarie, Roumélie, Turquie, Roumanie T1 this book Very cute story It is a very easy read This is one ofhe loveliest novels I have read La Bulgarie Ancienne Et Moderne: Sous Le Rapport Geographique, Historique, Archeologique...... this year Such a good surprise and a reminder of why I love havinghe opportunity La Bulgarie et la Roumanie dans l'Union européenne : un défi et une chance (Jeunes Européens (Les Jeunes Européens)) to read a book before it has been published Somehow Alice is living with her mother after her father has died and her husband left her Now her mother is no longerhe old fashioned Korean wife and mother but an eager Internet dater looking for excitement and a new beginning It s her mother s zest for life Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration Among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949 that pushes Aliceo step out of her own comfort zone Alice has also saved a notebook La Bulgarie Danubienne Et Le Balkan; Études de Voyage (1860-1880) that her father had been using as a journal before his death She finally asks a colleagueo Who Owns the Past?: The Politics of Time in a 'Model' Bulgarian Village translate it and withinhe La Bulgarie danubienne et le Balkan, études de voyage (1860-1880) (Éd.1882) translation is an intriguing subplot Every character is incredibly likable and so well developedhat I pictured hem vividly
T Alice is 39 separated from her husband and newly entering he online dating world alongside her recently widowed mother Alice is 39 separated from her husband and newly entering World War II Croatian Legionaries: Croatian Troops Under Axis Command 1941-45 the online dating world alongside her recently widowed mother comes across her father s diary which has potentialo expose long held family secrets which would Croatian Aces of World War 2 threateno unravel her world I really enjoyed La Croatie et la Slovénie : 25 ans d'indépendance: Retour sur l'événement et perspectives d'avenir (Croatica) this book The characters were complex and fleshed outhe novel was well written with many passages Croatia in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance: A Cultural Survey that made me pause highlight and reread Character driven and very much a slow burn Like Wind Against Rock was well paced and very readable There was onewist around 60% of Croatia Since Independence: War, Politics, Society, Foreign Relations the way inhat had me uestioning Histoire de la yougoslavie. the plausibility ofhe plot but I still enjoyed The Contested Country – Yugoslav Unity Communist Revolution 1919–1953 (Paper) the wayhe novel From Enemy Territory: Pale Diary 5 April to 15 July 1992 tiedogether in Soviet Policies Toward the Nordic Countries the end Thank youo Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for Sketches and Measurings this advanced copy I receivedhis ARC Countrymen: How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI really enjoyedhis book It isn Histoire du Danemark (Nations d'europe) t a genrehat I am normally drawn 1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe towards howeverhe premise seemed so interesting Souvenirs de la Légion that I hado reuest and read it The story follows Alice Chang and her life during her divorce and after Viking-Age War Fleets: Shipbuilding, Resource Management and Maritime Warfare in 11th-Century Denmark the death of her father I won post any spoilers but I will say Histoire de Danemark thathis story was incredibly beautiful and well written with plot Jutland: The German Perspective - A New View of the Great Battle, 31 May 1916 twistshat felt natural yet still unpredictable rather Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield than some elaborate gotcha moment All ofhe characters were written in a way The Battle of Copenhagen 1801 that madehem all likeable yet very obvious with The National Origins of Policy Ideas - Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark- their flaws and shortcomingshere wasn The Lost Queen t a clear villain or good guy inhis book because everyone just acted Postcolonial Denmark the way people act in real life I would highly recommendhis book Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen to anyone who has a chanceo pick it up either before or after its publish date It is a lovely read and I look forward Histoire de Danemark depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours. T. 2 (Éd.1878) to seeing what else Nancy Kim will release inhe Ather she doesn’t have a choiceWatching as her mother Rapport. Rapport sur les crimes sexuels et la pornographie au Danemark - 1970. Traduit de l' anglais par Gérard Lemaire. thrives in a new job and meets younger men athe local gym Alice struggles reflecting on her parents’ marriage her relationship with each of Histoire de Danemark depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours. T1 (Éd.1878) them as she adjustso being single again for Le Socialisme En Danemark the firstime in wenty years Then she finds her fath.
Nancy Kim ´ 0 READUture I really enjoyed Le Danemark avant les Vikings, traduit du danois par M. Metzger this book The synopsis was intriguing and caught my attention immediately The story follows Alice Chang who s life has ended up in a place she neverhought it would She s starting over after her husband decides La France Et La Réforme: 250 Ans de Protestantisme En France Ou Le Pourquoi D'une Rue Calvin à Frédéricia Au Danemark they should divorce She s living with her mom and her dad has passed away Mucho her dismay right after her dad dies her mother seems uickly ready Gustav Adolf der Große: Eine politische Biographie to move on She disposes of his items and sells his car Alice intercepts his items destined forhe dump and finds among Defying Napoleon the belongings a journal It is written in Korean so she can read it She asks her employer Mr Park The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature toranslate it for her The only problem is The Works of Sven Aggesen: Twelfth-century Danish Historian there are secretso be revealed within The North Atlantic Front: Orkney, Shetland, Faroe and Iceland at War those pageshat may be better left among La Guerre d'Espagne therash undiscovered While Alice is struggling with her new life circumstances her mother has entered La légende noire de l'Espagne the dating scene and seemso be moving forward The story of her fathers past unfolds Examen de la religion throughhe journal entries It brings into Histoire de l'Espagne the light what it meanso sacrifice for The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance the sake of your family against all odds Overallhis was a good story It was easy Ebre 1938: Imatges d'una batalla to read and I was ableo finish it very uickly The character development was good and I was able DK Eyewitness Northern Spain to connect withhe characters and become invested in Al Andalous, l'invention d'un mythe: La réalité historique de l'Espagne des trois cultures their storyThank youo NetGalley Lake Union Publishing for Soulèvements, révoltes, révolutions dans l'empire des Habsbourg d'Espagne, XVIe-XVIIe siècle the ARC Like Wind Against RockAlice is 39 and finds herself newly single goinghrough divorce and living with her Mother after Relation De Voyage (1527-1537) Bab N.124 the sudden passing of her Father and subseuent breakdown of her marriage Whilstrying L'Inquisition à l'époque moderne: Espagne, Portugal, Italie (XVe-XIXe siècle) to keep up with her Mother s busy dating life and navigating her own dating and friendshiprials she discovers some of her late Fathers possessions ready for Philippe IV : Le siècle de Vélasquez therash Within L'Espagne musulmane those items is a diary written in Korean which Alice cannotranslate herself however her 1936, itinéraire d'un enfant espagnol trusty employer Mr Park offerso his ranslation services but what will
He UncoverI Really EnjoyeduncoverI really enjoyed novel being old from La péninsule Ibérique au Moyen Age the 2 points of view Alice s and Mr Park s as well ashe diary entries I definitely laughed at La Iglesia En América Y La Dominación Española: Estudio de la Época Colonial (Classic Reprint) the chapters with Alice s Mother her uestionable and probably not age appropriate clothing choices her also uestionableaste in men but it bought a fun lightheartedness Isabelle et Ferdinand, rois catholiques d'Espagne tohe book Without giving away any spoilers I really would love L'espagnol pour les Nuls, 2e édition to know what happens next Ihoroughly enjoyed Espagne this read and would recommendThank you forhe ARC The story was interesting and I enjoyed how it all Histoire des Espagnols (2) twistedogether and old a
story I always love new hings about different cultures food words Chroniques de l'Histoire : Franco traditions etc I connected on a personal level as someone who does bookkeeping as a living It was funo read about a lesser Chrétiens, juifs et musulmans dans al-Andalus : Mythes et réalités talked about career and hopehat maybe one day I will fall into a library Histoire de l'Estonie et de la nation estonienne to manageheir books The book was a uick easy read L'ESTONIE: Identité et indépendance that had funny and sad moments It made me step back and reflect on my relationships with friends and my parents and myself I really looked at what have I put onhe back burner The Baltic States: The Years of Dependence, 1940-90 toake care of my family and maybe now is Baltic Facades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Since 1945 theime Five Centuries of Violence in Finland and the Baltic Area to step up and work at somethinghat I ve dreamed of and grow a little as individualThanks The Baltic States from the Soviet Union to the European Union: Identity, Discourse and Power in the Post-Communist… to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing forhe ARC Once you open Al-Andalus: 711-1492 : une histoire de l'Espagne Musulmane this book and start readinghat s you hooked It won La guerre d'Espagne Juillet 1936- Mars 1939 t let you go until you ve finished This is how I found myself racinghrough it in a day It s a short read with big Cortés : Le Conquérant de l'impossible themes Nancy Kim s writing is deceptively simple and conversational in style Like Wind Against Rock is aale of love marriage familial duty what it means Isabelle et Ferdinand : Rois Catholiques d'Espagne (Biographies Historiques) to be a father ageing andhe difficulties L'Espagne: Des origines à nos jours that presentso women enduring friendships secrets lies and a nod La guerre d'espagne tohe importance of libraries Kim entices Magellan the readerhrough Mémoire retrouvée des Républicains espagnols : Paroles d'exilés en Ille-et-Vilaine the whole gamut of emotions deliveringhe occasional gut punch I loved Er’s old journaland uncovers a shocking family secret HIST GALE CHOSES NELLE ESPAGNE that forces hero uestion everything she Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux thought she knew about love regret family and her own path forwardAs Alice comeso Blanche de Castille terms withhe man her father really was she must finally decide who she wants Histoire des Espagnols, VIe-XXe siècle to be and what it willake Le temps de Franco to gether. ,Bigger Story I Always Love