RaveHistorical Novel SocietySome novels evoke a bygone era more vividly than others, and this is definitely one of these. The narrator proceeds with careful, haunting precision ... The author excels at period-appropriate details and at bringing to life the stern attitudes of her immigrant parents and the other characters featured. The novel is perfect for a cold, rainy night, wrapped in a warm blanket and sipping tea. It’s one to be reread and savored for years to come.