DOGS WITH BAGELS

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DOGS WITH BAGELS [BOOKS] ⚣ DOGS WITH BAGELS By Maria Elena Sandovici – Polishdarling.co.uk Liliana is the disappointing daughter of hardworking immigrant parents She s a girl looking to be rescued from her own insecurities and bad decisions Unable to afford rent in New York City proper, she Liliana is the disappointing daughter of hardworking immigrant parents She s a girl looking to be rescued from her own insecurities and bad decisions Unable to afford rent in New York City proper, she craves a life of luxury that isn t hers, while subsisting on bagels and coffee In desperate need of support emotional and otherwise , she clings to potential saviors, never bothering to question if the attachments she forms DOGS WITH Epub / really fit her In a parallel story line, her mother, Maria, is trying to reject all offers of help, especially those of her estranged husband She s never forgiven him from taking her away from Romania, where she was happy She s never forgiven herself for following him to New York And she s never come to terms with the ugly fights and mutual betrayals that ruined their marriage Enmeshed in her own drama, she doesn t notice her daughter s troubles until it s too late Desperate to keep Liliana from making a mistake that will alter the course of her life, Maria reveals her best kept secret, a story so shocking it might have the power to jerk Liliana back to reality It could, on the other hand, alienate her forever DOGS WITH BAGELS is a story about the American dream gone bad It is also a story about mothers and daughters, about female friendships, the struggle to survive in one of the world s most expensive cities, and nostalgia for people and places one has loved in the past All characters in this book are deeply flawed, but they are so compelling that readers asked for a follow up novel LOST PATH TO SOLITUDE coming soon revisits the same cast a decade later, to find them facing new problems, yet oddly enough stuck in some of the same patterns.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format York And she s never come to terms with the ugly fights and mutual betrayals that ruined their marriage Enmeshed in her own drama, she doesn t notice her daughter s troubles until it s too late Desperate to keep Liliana from making a mistake that will alter the course of her life, Maria reveals her best kept secret, a story so shocking it might have the power to jerk Liliana back to reality It could, on the other hand, alienate her forever DOGS WITH BAGELS is a story about the American dream gone bad It is also a story about mothers and daughters, about female friendships, the struggle to survive in one of the world s most expensive cities, and nostalgia for people and places one has loved in the past All characters in this book are deeply flawed, but they are so compelling that readers asked for a follow up novel LOST PATH TO SOLITUDE coming soon revisits the same cast a decade later, to find them facing new problems, yet oddly enough stuck in some of the same patterns."/>
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  • 365 pages
  • DOGS WITH BAGELS
  • Maria Elena Sandovici
  • 01 July 2018

About the Author: Maria Elena Sandovici

Maria Elena Sandovici was born in Bucharest, a city she loves and can never stay away from too long Her desire for international adventures led her to make new homes for herself in places such as New York, Barcelona, and Galveston, Texas Her travels inspire her to paint, blog, and write novels about people who are either homesick and nostalgic, or experience a perpetual need to flee.



10 thoughts on “DOGS WITH BAGELS

  1. Ingrid Hall Ingrid Hall says:

    Dogs with Bagels tells the story of Liliana, a young Romanian who moved to the U.S.A with her family when she was still a child It is also the story of her mother Maria, and the two stories run side by side through what is an enjoyable but very long novel.Credit where credit is due because the author has created several very different, emotionally flawed but immensely likeable characters in this book Liliana at first comes across as a bit of a brat and there were times when I wanted to reach t Dogs with Bagels tells the story of Liliana, a young Romanian who moved to the U.S.A with her family when she was still a child It is also the story of her mother Maria, and the two stories run side by side through what is an enjoyable but very long novel.Credit where credit is due because the author has created several very different, emotionally flawed but immensely likeable characters in this book Liliana at first comes across as a bit of a brat and there were times when I wanted to reach through the pages of the book, grab hold of her and shake her Her inability to survive by herself, her unhealthy dependence upon Gretchen and her impulsive spending are themes which I am sure will resonate with many young women the world over Although why she would presume that she had a right to live rent free for so long was a little baffling Surely even the most naive of us know that everything, even friendship, has a price Liliana does develop throughout the novel and I thought that her friendship with her father s lover was quite touching.It was however Maria that I identified with most Possibly because we are around the same age and I can definitely relate to the emotional and financial challenges of bringing up young children and her pain and isolation is palpable More than that though, I think it was the author s amazing skill at dialogue that really drew me to Maria Maria speaks in broken English and having been around a few Romanian s over the years I thought that her voice was captured beautifully in the dialogue and at times I found myself roaring with laughter I also thought that the whole issue of immigration and the hurt caused by Romanian s being generically classified as Eastern European was also very nicely woven in.But, there is always a but, the author alternates from writing in first person for Liliana to third person when writing about Maria and other family members This is clearly identified with a new chapter, so isn t too much of a problem in terms of readability and I understand that the author has wanted to tell the story from several different points of view which would have been impossible in first person BUT it is NOT the correct thing to do This is the second time in as many weeks that I have come across really good books that have been spoiled in this way and I sincerely hope that this is not the start of a new trend Some might call it laziness As an author you CANNOT have your cake and eat it If you want to tell a story from several points of view and don t like the detachment of third person then you need to try using the OMNISCIENT NARRATOR.Rant over, apart from the issues with viewpoint and the fact that I think that with some clever editing the book could maybe benefit from being cut in length by around one fifth, then this is a thoroughly enjoyable, highly entertaining story with fully formed characters that will steal your heart

  2. Jonno English Jonno English says:

    Received from goodreads giveaway A Great read Powerfully written with deeply formed, empathetic characters.

  3. Claire Osgood Claire Osgood says:

    Two generations of immigrants have difference went, but similar problems in their new countryThis is a very readable book that includes the fictional memoirs of Romanian immigrants, parents and two grown children The differences of how the mother and father cope with learning the new language and the cultural nuances are eye opening The fracturing of the family unit seems to derive largely from this divide Bits of humor are interjected that make the sad incidentsacceptable Overall, rea Two generations of immigrants have difference went, but similar problems in their new countryThis is a very readable book that includes the fictional memoirs of Romanian immigrants, parents and two grown children The differences of how the mother and father cope with learning the new language and the cultural nuances are eye opening The fracturing of the family unit seems to derive largely from this divide Bits of humor are interjected that make the sad incidentsacceptable Overall, readers root for the middle aged estranged couple, hoping for reconciliation The adult kids have their own problems that reflect upon their upbringing by loving immigrant parents Their easier road to Americanization has it s own pitfalls Good author worth having a look at her work

  4. Theresa Theresa says:

    This was an easy read a good light summer read The author does a superb job on building her characters so much so that I became connected to them and just had to know what happened to them next I actually had a hard time putting this book down If I wasn t reading it, I was thinking about it This a must read if you like stories about strong women

  5. Meghan Meghan says:

    3.5 stars The story of a first generation Romanian family living in New York, mostly focusing on the mother and daughter Strong characters who felt very real and honest, even though many of their decisions were frustrating to read about and I loved that I could actually understand most of the Romanian phrases interspersed throughout

  6. G.G. Baldez G.G. Baldez says:

    Dogs with BagelsThis was a great read It is so real life Tells the story of a family s trials and tribulations It is far from boring I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a feel good story.

  7. Allyson Abbott Allyson Abbott says:

    It was the title and cover that attracted me to this book I m so glad I read it I thoroughly enjoyed this story Easy to read and follow and I readily connected to the characters as the story examined the relationships within the family Highly recommend to genre lovers

  8. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Dogs with BagelsI loved this story the character s were so real It really describes the immigration dilemma of fitting in with English words.

  9. Rita Rita says:

    Did not finishI had no empathy with the leading character, found the book boring, at 16% I decided now to torture myself further

  10. Barbara J Wicks Barbara J Wicks says:

    A tale of how life isNot one of those sickening stories of how life should be, butas life has been and probably is for many strong people who survive.

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10 thoughts on “DOGS WITH BAGELS

  1. Ingrid Hall Ingrid Hall says:

    Dogs with Bagels tells the story of Liliana, a young Romanian who moved to the U.S.A with her family when she was still a child It is also the story of her mother Maria, and the two stories run side by side through what is an enjoyable but very long novel.Credit where credit is due because the author has created several very different, emotionally flawed but immensely likeable characters in this book Liliana at first comes across as a bit of a brat and there were times when I wanted to reach t Dogs with Bagels tells the story of Liliana, a young Romanian who moved to the U.S.A with her family when she was still a child It is also the story of her mother Maria, and the two stories run side by side through what is an enjoyable but very long novel.Credit where credit is due because the author has created several very different, emotionally flawed but immensely likeable characters in this book Liliana at first comes across as a bit of a brat and there were times when I wanted to reach through the pages of the book, grab hold of her and shake her Her inability to survive by herself, her unhealthy dependence upon Gretchen and her impulsive spending are themes which I am sure will resonate with many young women the world over Although why she would presume that she had a right to live rent free for so long was a little baffling Surely even the most naive of us know that everything, even friendship, has a price Liliana does develop throughout the novel and I thought that her friendship with her father s lover was quite touching.It was however Maria that I identified with most Possibly because we are around the same age and I can definitely relate to the emotional and financial challenges of bringing up young children and her pain and isolation is palpable More than that though, I think it was the author s amazing skill at dialogue that really drew me to Maria Maria speaks in broken English and having been around a few Romanian s over the years I thought that her voice was captured beautifully in the dialogue and at times I found myself roaring with laughter I also thought that the whole issue of immigration and the hurt caused by Romanian s being generically classified as Eastern European was also very nicely woven in.But, there is always a but, the author alternates from writing in first person for Liliana to third person when writing about Maria and other family members This is clearly identified with a new chapter, so isn t too much of a problem in terms of readability and I understand that the author has wanted to tell the story from several different points of view which would have been impossible in first person BUT it is NOT the correct thing to do This is the second time in as many weeks that I have come across really good books that have been spoiled in this way and I sincerely hope that this is not the start of a new trend Some might call it laziness As an author you CANNOT have your cake and eat it If you want to tell a story from several points of view and don t like the detachment of third person then you need to try using the OMNISCIENT NARRATOR.Rant over, apart from the issues with viewpoint and the fact that I think that with some clever editing the book could maybe benefit from being cut in length by around one fifth, then this is a thoroughly enjoyable, highly entertaining story with fully formed characters that will steal your heart


  2. Jonno English Jonno English says:

    Received from goodreads giveaway A Great read Powerfully written with deeply formed, empathetic characters.


  3. Claire Osgood Claire Osgood says:

    Two generations of immigrants have difference went, but similar problems in their new countryThis is a very readable book that includes the fictional memoirs of Romanian immigrants, parents and two grown children The differences of how the mother and father cope with learning the new language and the cultural nuances are eye opening The fracturing of the family unit seems to derive largely from this divide Bits of humor are interjected that make the sad incidentsacceptable Overall, rea Two generations of immigrants have difference went, but similar problems in their new countryThis is a very readable book that includes the fictional memoirs of Romanian immigrants, parents and two grown children The differences of how the mother and father cope with learning the new language and the cultural nuances are eye opening The fracturing of the family unit seems to derive largely from this divide Bits of humor are interjected that make the sad incidentsacceptable Overall, readers root for the middle aged estranged couple, hoping for reconciliation The adult kids have their own problems that reflect upon their upbringing by loving immigrant parents Their easier road to Americanization has it s own pitfalls Good author worth having a look at her work


  4. Theresa Theresa says:

    This was an easy read a good light summer read The author does a superb job on building her characters so much so that I became connected to them and just had to know what happened to them next I actually had a hard time putting this book down If I wasn t reading it, I was thinking about it This a must read if you like stories about strong women


  5. Meghan Meghan says:

    3.5 stars The story of a first generation Romanian family living in New York, mostly focusing on the mother and daughter Strong characters who felt very real and honest, even though many of their decisions were frustrating to read about and I loved that I could actually understand most of the Romanian phrases interspersed throughout


  6. G.G. Baldez G.G. Baldez says:

    Dogs with BagelsThis was a great read It is so real life Tells the story of a family s trials and tribulations It is far from boring I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a feel good story.


  7. Allyson Abbott Allyson Abbott says:

    It was the title and cover that attracted me to this book I m so glad I read it I thoroughly enjoyed this story Easy to read and follow and I readily connected to the characters as the story examined the relationships within the family Highly recommend to genre lovers


  8. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Dogs with BagelsI loved this story the character s were so real It really describes the immigration dilemma of fitting in with English words.


  9. Rita Rita says:

    Did not finishI had no empathy with the leading character, found the book boring, at 16% I decided now to torture myself further


  10. Barbara J Wicks Barbara J Wicks says:

    A tale of how life isNot one of those sickening stories of how life should be, butas life has been and probably is for many strong people who survive.


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