Authors: Edward Vukovic
Source: The author
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2 February 2016)
ZIVA’S LOVE OF COFFEE IS DOUBLE-EDGED . . .
Throughout her life, Ziva has lent her talent freely to those desperate for a glimpse into destiny’s promise. Predicting the future with chilling accuracy, she understands the cost and has sworn never to divine her own truth.
Having fled the economic aftershocks of the Balkan war, Ziva struggles adjusting to her new life and clings to the remnants of her past. Until she meets Isaac.
Against her better judgement, Ziva reads for herself and what she sees will change her life irrevocably.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars)
GRIND is Edward Vukovic’s debut novel. It is a contemporary novel set in Australia. It follows the story of Ziva, who was born in the old Yugoslavia, and followed her brother and his wife to Australia fleeing the economic aftershocks of the Balkan war. Ziva does her best to fit into this strange new place, and to not upset her brother on whose good will she is reliant. Ziva clings to the customs her grandmother taught her, and the gift she inherited from her, despite her brother’s pointed disdain. Then she meets Isaac, and things change for both of them.