Book Review: Train to Trieste by Domnica Radulescu

Train to TriesteTrain to Trieste by Domnica Radulescu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One feels that there is a LOT of the author in this book. She brings out both the beauty and the ugliness of Romania. During the years leading up to the 1989 revolution, there was a justifiable culture of distrust amongst friends combined with a strengthening of family bonds. This is brought out so well by the writing of Domnica Radulescu. Eventually, the contrasts with American society, and its very different values, are brought to the fore, and you’ll come to truly understand the meaning of the Romanian word, “dor.”

Having many Romanian friends, but having only been to Bucharest on my numerous business visits to that vast country, the descriptions in this book serve to reinforce the message of those friends: I must travel to the Carpathian Mountains, or down to the Black Sea coast, if I am ever to fully appreciate their land.

This is an absorbing story which is brilliantly narrated.

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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