(From the publisher):
Judy Budnitz gives the traditional folktale an electrifying twist as she follows four generations of women from an Eastern European village to the tenements of an American city. Ilana, born into a family ruled by a formidable mother, embarks on an epic journey to the New World, met along the way by evil, magic, and good fortune. The daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter who follow in her footsteps share her special powers of observation and, often, destruction.
Original title: If I Told You Once
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant