posts on 7/15/2007 5:36:36 PM
I've just checked all Belgian library catalogues for your book, but couldn't find a single copy, so I just ordered one via eurobuch.com
Hope to get it soon, so I can start reading.
All the best with your new novel!
posts on 4/9/2007 12:38:57 PM
It was so refreshing to read your autobiography. I am from Slovakia, I left when I was 20 years old, I'm only 4 years older than you, so I totally identify with your memories. It was really neat to read about the X-mas carps, things that here in the US people find me very strange for, when I talk about them. You brought back many memories of home and childhood, that's all gone now the way I knew it. Everything changed over there, young people nowadays have no clue how we grew up and they don't really believe we were deprived basic freedoms, like freedom of expression, faith, etc... Your gentle, loving sense of humor and optimism stayed with me long after I finished the book and inspired me to keep optimistic myself. Thank you so much for that, I hope you will keep writing, I cannot wait for the sequel! Love, Barbara.
posts on 1/10/2007 10:06:19 PM
Dominika, your are a wonderful writer and a story teller! I love the way you tailored your personal stories using the political climate of those difficult years as backdrop. I could not but laugh with you and you parents in the last chapter. Thank you for sharing your life with the world. "Ptui, ptui,ptui" on your next book. Are you writing another one? Let me know.
posts on 12/20/2006 8:53:09 AM
Cau Dominiko ... nevim jestli todle vubec dostanes ale gratuluju ...knizka je vinikaicy...mesic po tom co sem precet knizku este mislim na knizku a naki scenki a pociti s knizki zustali semnou ...ja sem dite emigrantu a diky tvoji knizce sem videl detstvy co me minulo vo par stovek kilometru ... ja fotim ...diby si chtela videt pohled na CR s druhi strani podivej se na kleno photography
mjej se a tesim se na tvoji pristi knizku
posts on 8/18/2006 12:10:50 AM
Ahoj Dominiko, tady Lucie Brabcova z USA,jen jsem Vam chtela rict, ze jsem se do Vasi knizky uplne zamilovala, a kdyz jsem ji cetla, prislo me, ze jsem cetla o svem detstvi. Blahopreji.
posts on 8/14/2006 1:35:46 PM
My friend give me your book, I was also born in Czechoslovakia in slovak part when I was 18 years old we came to usa. I am only 5 years older than you. It was such a pleasure to reed your book and I just read that you working on a other. Your story is lot like mine and I cryed when I read some of your stories. Best of luck to you and thank you.
posts on 7/13/2006 11:35:36 AM
I stayed up half the night and read the first half of your Twelve Little Cakes. What a sweet story! It's so refreshing to find a book that reflects the innocence of children and the importance of family. I'm a children's author in America and have a hard time finding books to read that adults can enjoy without all the cheap sex and lousy language.I write for the Christian market and try to give kids hope in life that I've found in following God's ways. Family is so important and few people understand the strength and joy that comes in keeping their family together for a lifetime. Your little god and his son, Jesus is a very big God in my life and life is good! Thank you for showing what it means to keep a family's love a priority. p.S. love your author photo! you got your mama's eyes I'll bet!
posts on 5/9/2006 9:31:27 AM
Hallo Dominika, how are you ? A friend gives me your book "twelve little cakes" in Italian and I read it in one night ( I wanted to sleep, but I cannot stop reading ).
I was very interested in your book because I have some friends in Czech Republic who have the same age of you and they explain me many things about the life when they were young in Czech Republic under comunism, so it was very interesting to read your experience.
I know Cernosice because in 2004 I was on Berounka with a little boat for 80 kilometres.
My best friend in Czech Republic is Zuzana Sebelova and she is a teacher of Italian Literature in Masarikova University in Brno.
I read somewhere that you are writing a new book about the history of your family during and after the velvet revolution: I hope it will be translated in italian and, if not, it will be a good occasion to practise my English.
I'm from Turin, but I have been living in Florence since 2001 and I work as accountant in an Instituion for children who haven't family.
I'm a member of the Waldensian Church, which is a reformed church; we have good relationship with "Ceskomoravska Evangelicka Cirkev" (?!)
I'd like to know something about your new book.
Write me and excuse of my orrible English.
Na schledanou. Andrea Melli.
P.S. My adress is : Andrea Melli
Via dei Serragli, 49
50124 Firenze (IT)
posts on 2/24/2006 7:20:33 AM
Meeting by chance can be very significant. We almost met and we didn't get to share a coffee. Don't let this stop you. Chris
posts on 1/27/2006 9:09:52 AM
Hi Dominika, I just came across this forum, so I am using the opportunity to send you a greeting. We are coming tomorrow to Kyjov to celebrate you mum's and dad's birthdays. I will miss you. I couldn't resist and buy Jarda book about devils history in the Czech republic, so he is able to identify which kind of shaitan Hudryper is J. Take care.
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