Immaculately crafted story based on true events. A wonderful portrayal of a family persecuted and dispersed during World War II but ultimately reunited through courage, perseverance, and some luck. The characters are inspiring in their struggles yet very relatable in their personalities and emotions. The writing is equally inspiring. This fast paced novel weaves together charismatic and appealing main characters into an epic saga of survival stories that covers almost all corners of the globe.