I received this book for free through Goodreads' First Reads.
Although a bit lengthy at times, I liked this book. I learned a lot about Russian refugees and life for them after the revolution from this book. I never knew that some of them moved to China and made it their home. One thing I didn't like about the book, however, was that it was hard to tell when time changed. This book spans a great deal of time and doesn't always make it explicit what year it is.