Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid – In this story, Leah survives a pogrom with her two young children. As she rebuilds her life as a widow, she finds herself tangled up with the local Russian commander as well as the growing Communist/worker movement. I was very taken with Leah’s story and found the book to be an engrossing read, but some of her actions and ideas seemed a little too modern for the day. Would a young woman in her situation have been as bold as Leah? That was the question I kept asking myself…but I concluded that she did what she had to do…and that is not limited by historical situation. I was a teensy bit disappointed by the abrupt ending – maybe there will be a sequel! (This one is actually a great deal on Kindle, too!)