"Karpman's deep understanding of the
immigrant experience, the challenges
along the way coupled with his
distinctive descriptive writing style make
this book a delight to read and re-read.
"Richard" (Santa Ana, CA, US)
From the back cover:
"... Undaunted, she battled and pleaded
for travel permit, loaded the children
onto a hay wagon and headed east
across Russia ...
The family survived wolves in the
forests, mudslides in the mountains,
hunger, anti-Semitism and storms at sea
for five months.
This is their story of tears and laughter,
of hope and despair, of hardship and
success and of the culmination of her
bravery and determination."
This short historical novel begins near the Belarus - Ukraine
border in 1905 with the tragic death of a mother and her
children at the hands of marauding Cossacks.
In the emotion-packed pages that follow, the author brings
readers along on an odyssey of epic proportions.
Few who have read this book have not been compelled to
rave and admit to tears and smiles from cover to cover.
Voy! The Russian Word for Wow!
Khana Karpman sheppards her six children ages two to twelve out of
Belarus during World War I, across Russia and Siberia, through a portion of
Manchuria to Vladivostok, by boat to Yokahama, across the Pacific and
North America to Connecticut.
There she rejoins her husband whom she has sent to facilitate the
fulfillment of her vision, a home free of religious hatred where the children,
including the girls, could receive a quality secular education
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