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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He seeks work, and is willing to do anything. Your rating has been recorded. This book has been a favorite of mine for over a decade.

Aug 16, Rob Roy rated it really liked it Shelves: If anybody forgets why it is great to live in this country just read this book. The story is a touching one of the hopes and dreams which many carried Aug 04, Barb rated it it was amazing Recommended to Barb by: A charming story of an optimistic immigrant learning to fit in in his new country and sometimes fitting his new country to the old one.

Georgi Papashvily is from Georgia – not the state, the country. Definitely worth reading and in my case keeping. 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 This is a 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.


His dreams are big, he is a hard worker, and he believes all is possible in his new country. They just don’t publish books like this anymore.

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Please enter recipient e-mail address es. During this process we see how an papadhvily to the United States struggles. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Advanced Search Find a Library. It was morally clean with practically no romance. He starts out small, but eventually finds a way to earn a living.

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This book is so charming! A Russian immigrant relates the story of his experiences while trying to adjust to American ways during the ‘s.

As I read this book, I kept thinking about what their life must have been like. George PapashvilyHelen Waite Papashvily.

His favorite subjects came from nature: Some of the text is challenging to figure out due to his lack of proficiency in English, but it is also endearing and amusing. A delightful, lively, heartrending, funny, original, clean but not PC book, showcasing America, warts grorge all, from the perspective of an immigrant who lives life with zest, won’t compromise on conscience, and readily laughs at himself.

Anything Can Happen

Papashvily died in in Cambria, California. The author and I aren’t in agreement on a few things, hpapen 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. Please verify that you are not a robot. See 1 question about Anything Can Happen….


Jul 12, Shari rated it really liked it. Jun 03, Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? I laughed out loud sometimes, and grew to love this gentle and hard-working man.

I love this tale. From inside the book. Feb 18, Cindy rated it it was amazing. Their new home is the US, anyting they are so grateful and proud of their new country. The E-mail Address es field is required.

I remember this book as funny and tear jerking. Jul 28, Robyn rated it really liked it.

Not a book I would have ever read outside of the book club, but found it to be well worth my time. How many of our grandparents and parents happeb a similar experience? Published in the s. I ran across a fourth edition of this book, one with a Buy War Bonds appeal on the back of the dust jacket. Remember me on this computer.

I got mine a library book sale.

Preview this item Preview this item. Papashvily succeeded both as a sculptor and as an author; he was also a gifted engineer and inventor.