This fictionalized history of the authoras maternal ancestors in Siberia provides the focus of this wide ranging book. From unjustly exiled Russians to Polish immigrants, the cavalcade of characters comes together in far eastern Siberia. They were part of the diverse group of people who settled there before 1885, known as Old Settlers or Siberiaks. Part Two, subtitled The Immigrants, introduces Michael Gladstein, a farmer and cattleman living in a village near Warsaw, whose lifelong desire is to escape the Pale of Settlement where all Jews in Russia must reside. The story of The Exiles continues in alternate chapters. But the main thread of Part Two shows how Michael and his two youngest sons manage to lawfully break out of the Pale and head for their dreamed of ranch in Siberia.And those of us who are trying to cope with the problems going on around us and deal with the present are looked upon as heretics and enemies.a aI guess youa#39;re ... Later, visiting his father, Michael listened to his complaints. aJust one moreanbsp;...
|Author||:||Laura Chamberlin Levy|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2005-07-11|