Marina Lewycka was born of Ukrainian parents in a refugee camp at the end of World War II and grew up in England. In the course of researching her family roots for this novel, she uncovered no fewer than three long-lost relatives.
A charming comedy of eros... A ride that, despite the bumps and curves in the road, never feels anything less than jaunty. --Los Angeles TimesLewycka is a writer with a fundamentally optimistic vision of the future and a healthy curiosity about the past. --Chicago TribuneCharming, poignantly funny. --The Washington Post Book World