Publish date: August 21st 2007
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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This is an epic tale that swept me away completely. There are many rough parts of the story, as life for a young immigrant woman in the 1920's is a truly rough life. But, whereas many books written in this style and in this period of history are just too much for me, this story had so much heart and...
When I opened the book to read, I discovered that I had already read it but did not remember it any cohesive way. To me, since it didn't leave much of a lasting impression, it would mean it was good but not wonderful. Only the most extreme events of the novel stayed in my mind, but even then, it wa...
Lands you right in the middle of a Russian emigrant's story upon her crossing of America to find her missing daughter.
I read this book when it first came out. I did enjoy it but it didn't leave mush afterwards.
I was waiting for more of the development of the lost child story, which was just a tease for everything else that happened in this woman's life. Flees persecution of Russian Jews in Russia, comes to NY, becomes a mistress (odd father and gay son combination), discovers that her 4 year old is still ...