"[Leibovitz] is an outstanding writer whose prose poignantly portrays his subjects."
---The Atlanta Jewish Times
"With a flair for storytelling, Leibovitz richly illustrates these [immigrants'] lives, deftly detailing their emotional journey from carefree Americans to proud Israelis . . . the book is a powerful reminder of the unique yearning that has defined and united Jews through a 2000-year exile." ---Publishers Weekly
". . . stirring . . . moving . . . Leibovitz is a fine writer and able to leap easily into the consciousness of another . . . his presence and passion are felt throughout the book."
---The Jerusalem Post
"With his portrait of three generations of olim,
Liel Leibovitz has made this history affecting, informative, and indelible. To read this book is to read about a love affair---not perfect, easy love, but love tested by gritty reality, which is to say the only love that counts or that lasts." ---Samuel G. Freedman, author of Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry