The day of defender of Ukraine to 2019: Patriotic books that must be read

On this special day it is good to read books about courage and patriotism

Elena Kuzmich

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День защитника Украины 2019: патриотические книги, которые обязательно нужно прочитать

Today marks an important holiday — the Day of defender of Ukraine 2019. Therefore, we have prepared for you a series of Patriotic books about the war in the East of Ukraine, which must be read to this day.

День защитника Украины 2019: патриотические книги, которые обязательно нужно прочитать

Valery Ananiev “road signs”

Valery Ananiev safely be called “Ukrainian Remarque” with his story on the war in the Donbass. The leitmotif of the book, in fact, are the author’s words – “We the people, shedding blood for the sake of peace, as absurd as it sounded“.

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A feature of this book are QR codes that give the opportunity to see the author, his sister and episodes from their lives. This is a unique opportunity to “touch” the actual events, to feel, sitting at home, a fiery spirit of war. This book reads in one breath. “Footprints on the road” – a fresh and honest view of the war, this novel, we recommend reading the Day of defender of Ukraine. In this book you will find memories of childhood and youth main character, military service and fighting in the war.

День защитника Украины 2019: патриотические книги, которые обязательно нужно прочитать

Artem Chekh “Point zero”

The next book in our collection — a collection of essays by a young Ukrainian author, who was also drafted and served in the army. Although Artem Cech claims that this book is not about war, it is first and foremost about the person. The author wanted to show what is happening on the front lines, how do people survive in the middle of the field, at the forefront of what’s happening to them. The book is based on memories and notes of the Patriotic author. Together with him we will go army “lad camp”, will take part in the Kherson region, move to the Donbass. The reader is immersed in the atmosphere of the events and gets a realistic picture of what is happening at the front. Add to this the description of the work of the volunteers who helped Ukrainian army, the constant shelling and own experience of the author, and you will receive a fascinating book to read on the evening of the Day of defender of Ukraine 2019.

День защитника Украины 2019: патриотические книги, которые обязательно нужно прочитать

Sergei Zhadan “Boarding School”

The war in the Donbass cannot be shown only through the prism of the fighting. Before us — a view from the other side. In this book — the story of the life of ordinary teachers in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The action of the novel lasts only three days, which adds to the story dynamic.

The teacher is sent to a boarding school for my nephew, but the time for such a voyage, – not suitable. This book is special because of the situation in Eastern Ukraine says his native city. The voice of Zhadan about the war sounds almost louder from others, describing the fire and wandering in the Donbass, the crowd of immigrants, the traces of military equipment, the sounds of explosions. “Boarding school” Zhadan is a metaphor of “the way home”, which must pass all the Ukrainians after the war in the East. This is a book about the choices that you need to do, even if do not want.

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