Small Doses of Arsenic: A Bohemian Woman's Story of Survival
- Publish Date: 2005-10-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sylvia Welner;Kevin Welner
Small Doses of Arsenic is a historical memoir of a spirited woman born into a village in Bohemia in 1905. Tonca began writing her memoirs in conversational letters to her emigrant son in America when she was 80 and continued sending them up to the age of 91. In a Czechoslovakia that was buffeted by two world wars and the Soviet occupation, Tonca's letters discuss family and social matters, creating a humanized version of history that reflects the lives of rural, working-class Czech poor of the twentieth century.
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