This book, mistakenly translated to “South County St.Louis” is actually about the south side of St. Louis City where the Bosnians bought buildings and houses, opened stores and restaurants, lived and worked, and generally exposed the St. Louis population to their culture. The author “Lilly”, writes beautiful, sensitive vignettes about the people of this community, vignettes which describe their spirit much like Isaac Bashevis Singer and his world of long ago. It is more amazing since English is not the author’ s native language and one finishes this book with a great desire to read her works in her native tongue. I wish every booklover would read these tales.
Ljiljana L. Svrakic – Lilly born in Belgrade. Daughter of Lakic and Dragoslava Vuksanovic obtained Bachelors Degree in World Literature from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, and Masters Degree in American Literature from State University of New York, Potsdam College. Lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. Teaches foreign language and works as an interpreter for the International Language Center and Bruneetti Language Schoo.