We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Miss ex-Yugoslavia: a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2018
Language:
English
Description
A funny, dark, and tender memoir about the immigrant experience and life as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the acclaimed Serbian-Australian storyteller. Sofija Stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, when she is born in Belgrade, the capital of socialist Yugoslavia. The circumstances of her birth (a blackout, gasoline shortages, bickering parents) dont exactly get her off to a running start. While around her, ethnic tensions are stoked by totalitarian leaders with violent agendas, Stefanovic's early life is filled with Yugo rock, inadvisable crushes, and the quirky ups and downs of life in a socialist state. As the political situation grows more dire, the Stefanovics travel back and forth between faraway, peaceful Australia, where they cant seem to fit in, and their turbulent homeland, which they cant seem to shake. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia collapses into the bloodiest European conflict in recent history. Featuring warlords and beauty queens, tiger cubs and Baby-Sitters Clubs, Sofija Stefanovics memoir is a window to a complicated culture that she both cherishes and resents. Revealing war and immigration from the crucial viewpoint of women and children, Stefanovic chronicles her own coming-of-age, both as a woman and as an artist who yearns to take control of her own story. Refreshingly candid, poignant, and illuminating, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia introduces a vital new voice to the immigrant narrative.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781501165740
9781508254980
9781508255000
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb9b84004-eede-8069-84c5-ec3998f86b7d
Grouping Titlemiss ex yugoslavia
Grouping Authorsofija stefanovic
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-05-18 02:08:20AM
Last Indexed2022-05-18 02:46:57AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Stefanovic, Sofija
authorStefanovic, Sofija
author2-roleStefanovic, Sofija
hoopla digital
author_displayStefanovic, Sofija
available_at_catalogCarmichael
Central
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
display_descriptionA funny, dark, and tender memoir about the immigrant experience and life as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the acclaimed Serbian-Australian storyteller. Sofija Stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, when she is born in Belgrade, the capital of socialist Yugoslavia. The circumstances of her birth (a blackout, gasoline shortages, bickering parents) dont exactly get her off to a running start. While around her, ethnic tensions are stoked by totalitarian leaders with violent agendas, Stefanovic's early life is filled with Yugo rock, inadvisable crushes, and the quirky ups and downs of life in a socialist state. As the political situation grows more dire, the Stefanovics travel back and forth between faraway, peaceful Australia, where they cant seem to fit in, and their turbulent homeland, which they cant seem to shake. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia collapses into the bloodiest European conflict in recent history. Featuring warlords and beauty queens, tiger cubs and Baby-Sitters Clubs, Sofija Stefanovics memoir is a window to a complicated culture that she both cherishes and resents. Revealing war and immigration from the crucial viewpoint of women and children, Stefanovic chronicles her own coming-of-age, both as a woman and as an artist who yearns to take control of her own story. Refreshingly candid, poignant, and illuminating, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia introduces a vital new voice to the immigrant narrative.
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
idb9b84004-eede-8069-84c5-ec3998f86b7d
isbn9781501165740
9781508254980
9781508255000
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:b3b587fb-f62f-4899-a08e-abdc04bc1ddd-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT12557103Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12557103?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b25397564.i78641962Central305.8949 S816 20181falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b25397564.i78641950Carmichael305.8949 S816 20181falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2022-05-18T09:46:57.227Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog305.8949 S816 2018
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
primary_isbn9781501165740
publishDate2018
publisherAtria Books,
Simon & Schuster Audio
Simon & Schuster Audio,
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:b3b587fb-f62f-4899-a08e-abdc04bc1dddeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishSimon & Schuster Audio2018
hoopla:MWT12557103eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishSimon & Schuster Audio20181 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 35 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b25397564BookBooksFirst Atria Books hardcover editionEnglishAtria Books2018257 pages : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:b3b587fb-f62f-4899-a08e-abdc04bc1ddd-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT12557103Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b25397564.i78641962On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25397564.i78641950On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
subject_facetAutobiography
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography
Stefanovic, Sofija
Women artists -- Australia -- Biography
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
Yugoslavs -- Australia -- Biography
title_displayMiss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir
title_fullMiss Ex-Yugoslavia A Memoir
Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir / Sofija Stefanovic
Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir [electronic resource] / Sofija Stefanovic
title_shortMiss ex-Yugoslavia
title_suba memoir
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
History
Immigrants
Multi-Cultural
Nonfiction
Stefanovic, Sofija
Women artists
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
Yugoslavs