This title is set in Eastern Europe in the 1940s. A determined young Jewish girl lives with the desperate, but futile hope of her father returning from the war. This is Jeannette's story - of her childhood days, of growing up during the Second World War in Romania. With a busy and ever-absent working mother, Jeannette's formative years were almost nomadic - living like a yo-yo between boarding schools, other family members and other families. 'I was an expert at new beginnings, new schools.' Despite painful events, frustrations and disillusions, Jeannette recollects many happy times in her 'tangled' young life. Her eventual emigration to Israel with her mother marked the end of her childhood in Romania.
The author was born in Bucharest, Romania, where she lived up to the age of twelve. Since then, she has lived in Israel and in Turkey where she studied at the American College in Istanbul. Later on, she emigrated to Canada with her husband and young son. Now she is retired and lives in Israel with her husband, close to their son and his family.