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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This book has been a favorite of mine for over a decade. Don’t have an account?

I have learned that I need to be careful where I read this book! The story is told with a sense of humor as Mr.

A delightful book, humorous and touching. Are there others like Georgi needing our help today? Please verify that you are not a robot. I reread this book this week. I found it a random on my book shelf. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

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Their first book was Anything Can Happenwhich recounted Papashvily’s experiences as a penniless immigrant. It is also a way to see the importance of deep friendships.

George Papashvily

Jan 21, Marti rated it liked it Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. We can learn about kindness and giving a hand up by reading of Georgi’s experiences.

Papashvily died in in Cambria, California. Probably hard to find now, but the library still had the old edition.

Anything Can Happen by George Papashvily

Such a pleasurable read! This is one of the few books I own that have me laughing out loud consistently as I read. But, this is a sweet gem of a read. I read a nice wartime edition.

His dreams are big, he is a hard worker, and he believes all is possible in his new country. Instead, humor is sprinkled through the pages as he recounts his adventures and mishaps.

This has geoorge to be one of funniest, most inspiring, and uplifting books ever written. Even the backflap is something to behold, as it skips the author biography and instead implores its readers to buy war bonds in order to win the fight against fascism.

A delightful, lively, heartrending, funny, original, clean but not PC book, showcasing America, warts and all, from the perspective of an immigrant who lives life with zest, won’t compromise on conscience, and readily laughs at himself. Not a book I would have ever read outside of the book club, but found it to be well worth my time. George Papashvily Helen Papashvily Waite. What’s not to love about this? I love this tale. One of the best books ever; heart warming, humorous, enjoyable for young and old.

Yes, this is a bit over the top as to patriotism, but that was the way of the world in the ‘s when this book was written. I even laughed out loud a time or three. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Write a review Rate this item: It’s a wonderful book and following the colloquialism is half the fun. 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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His favorite subjects came from nature: Neither is of great use in his new country. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Also, I cannot consider it a Christian book. It’s been many years since I have read this.

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in papshvily valid format. Jan 10, Gail rated it liked it Shelves: Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Eventually he marries and begins a family. Depression era Eastern European Georgian immigrant story. 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 halpen illustration of how much we’ve lost in the way of manners, morals, and freedom, since it was written.

Together they wrote several books, often based on papadhvily life experiences. Homesickness draws him to others from Georgia, but none wish to go home again. There is really no story line except going through this man’s assimilation into his new country.

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