by Kath (Bethany Beach): Terrific book for book clubs. Filled with memorable, fascinating characters. We see history revealed through the different lives and loves of three generations of one family of Russian women. Each was dealt a very different hand to play at birth. Through them we witness the human cost of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the challenges of developing or maintaining individual identity within a multi-generational emigre community in the U.S. My book club gave it a big thumbs up and found it to be an unusual and interesting book, one of our favorites in 2020.