The book centers on the story of Jenny, her mother Frances, and her brother Victor. Their journey to escape the strife in Europe, hopeful of a reunion with the family patriarch in America – is a saga for the ages. Foregoing their life of wealth and privilege and forced to debase themselves and sacrifice everything to escape the Bolshevik Revolution for the safety and prosperity of America – the story follows the family as they struggle with their harsh new realities and the choices they are forced to make to survive.
Using firsthand accounts, passed down from his grandmother, Jenny – David Pucci has crafted a book that holds tremendous relevance to us today: The fight for a better life and the relentless pursuit of the American dream. The determined triumph over hardships, and the spirit of courage prevalent throughout the book will resonate with anyone who values those virtues and yearns to achieve their own dreams.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was delightfully surprised with this book! It is a timeless story based on the challenges faced by a family migrating to a new country, leaving everything behind in hope of a better life in a new world. The authors style is comfortable yet articulate and intriguing. Loved the tales of Jenny and how the story seemed to cross so many boundaries, oceans and borders, yet it is always about home. I would recommend this anyone who enjoys history and the familial or more personal account of the challenges, strife and opportunities that immigrating families are faced with. Good book, hope to find more works from David Pucci.