This book gives an intriguing look into the author's extended family and the changing face of Turkey. Starting with the fall of the Ottoman Empire and moving through the modernization of the Turkish Republic. The family has a Bosnian branch, Armenian Branch and the Great Grandfather who was Chancellor of the Exchequer for the last grand vizier. The historic changes and how they were met by this resilient family are enlightening and engaging. Ms Kulin's writing always moves the story at fast pace. The Turkish and Bosnian names are a bit demanding, but well worth the effort!