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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Papashvily succeeded both as a sculptor and as an author; he was also a gifted engineer and inventor. I found it a random on my book shelf.

Feb 18, Cindy rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Great little vignettes about the lives of some immigrants.

Anything can happen

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item It shows the degree of tenacity needed by those who chose to make this country their home around the turn of the century. Want to Read saving….

I have learned that I need to be careful where I read this book! Feb 26, Katya rated it really cwn it Recommends it for: A Russian immigrant relates the story of his experiences while trying to adjust to American ways during the ‘s. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

Anything Can Happen by George Papashvily

Homesickness draws him to others from Georgia, but none wish to go home again. Together they wrote several books, often based on his life experiences.

A heart warming account of an immigrant’s experience in the United States. I’d give it 4.

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN by George & Helen Papashvily | Kirkus Reviews

Papashvily discovers that America may not exactly be the land flowing with milk and honey. I very much enjoyed this little book, published in I got mine a library book sale. But, this is a sweet gem of a read. He met and married an American, Helen Waite My library Help Advanced Book Search. The E-mail message field is required. Sep 29, Danielle rated it really liked it. I even laughed out loud a time or three. You already recently rated this item. There was a problem adding your email address.


There are the hardships of finding work, of being cheated and laughed at, of making new friends, georgw enjoying old friends.

Jun 03, Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a wonderful about a Georgian immigrant’s experiences in America – learning the language, finding work, meeting people, and making a life for himself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Happem About Anything Can Happen. It’s about a Georgian immigrant and his story of adopting to life in America, funny and moving.