The Last Summer at the Old Bazaar, by Vera Buzarovska

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A powerful autobiographical story of the author's childhood and her home town Bitola, Macedonia in the period before and during the Second World War. Vera Bužarovska's moving story interweaves the narrative with the grim realities of wartime, which includes the fate of the Jewish community in Bitola.

The Last Summer in the Old Bazaar deals with a universal theme: the struggles of adolescence. The story centers on the friendship that develops between an 11-year old Macedonian girl, and two 12-year old boys, Sami, an Albanian-Macedonian and Leon, a Jewish-Macedonian, with whom she works at a small restaurant at the Old Bazaar.