“A triumph of historical storytelling”

Saroyan Prize, 2014 Shortlist
—Stanford University Libraries

“The unspeakable tragedies and improbable triumphs of the European Jewish diaspora in the 20th century have been told many times but rarely quite so compellingly as in David Laskin’s ‘The Family.’ Mr. Laskin’s chronicle could have been written in tears—of torment and scarce joy—and it is at once anguishing and inspiring… ‘The Family’ is a very emotional book.”
—Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal

Best Books of 2013
—Seattle Times

“A vivid, utterly compelling exploration of the forces that have shaped modern history… An extraordinary achievement.”
—Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Best of 2013
—Kirkus Review

The Family is as rich and poignant as any novel, only all true and impeccably researched.”
—Erik Larson, New York Times Bestselling Author

Top Picks 2014
—NY Public Library

“[Laskin] outdoes even himself with this true story…. Beautifully written, densely textured and at times heartbreaking.”
—Seattle Times

Etl, her daughter Mireleh, and her husband, Khost, around 1937.

Etl, her daughter Mireleh, and her husband, Khost, around 1937.

Top 10 Northwest Books of 2013
—Oregonian.com