I really wanted to love this book, but it was just okay for me. The author starts searching through the things left behind after her father dies and begins piecing together her family history back to Russia. The main problem with the book was that there just wasn't enough stuff to warrant such a long book. There were a lot of holes that couldn't be fixed and though she did come across some interesting things regarding an uncle, there wasn't anything earth shattering that she found. I think, given the right family, this could have been a tremendously interesting book. With that being said, it was beautifully written, even if the majority of it was fluff.