This historical memoir reveals the realities of the Russian Revolution and the later effect of World War II on the people who suffered under the Soviet Union. Narrated by alternating first person by Nadia Stakhanova and her daughters Natasha and Vera, the book gives factual account of a family torn apart by war. The late Nadia Stakhanova was forced to flee Russia during World War II with her husband and children. The couple made the wrenching decision to leave one of their four children, five-year old daughter Natasha in the care of her grandparents. Only in 1970s was the family able to re-establish contact and be reunited. Natasha Stakhanova, an entomologist and former lecturer at the University of Tadzhikistan now lives near her sister Vera outside Melbourne, Australia. Vera Stahanova, 12 when she and her family left Russia, translated from Russian her mother Nadia’s contributions to the book. Charles Cherry, an author in Florida, assisted in the completion of this account.