Family Chronicle: An Odyssey from Russia to America

This remarkably moving and often funny saga becomes the collective memoir of the celebrated American poet and his family. Drawing upon the childhood stories of his parents, the author weaves together narratives that portray life in 19th-century provincial Russia, capture the tumult of emigration across the Atlantic, and culminate in the beginning of a new life in New York in the 1920s.

Charles Reznikoff, author, (1894–1976) published more than 20 volumes of poetry and fiction.