Acquired via BookCrossing 26 November 2005 – BCBirmingham meetup

I really enjoyed this book, a lively and absorbing read about 4 generations of Polish-Americans. As their blood and lives are diluted and absorbed into American culture, the characters are brought up against ideas of home, identity and family.

I thought the section based in Thailand was a bit of a jarring note at one point, but on reflection, it echoed the huge changes experienced by the original great-grandmother when she came to America.